UK POLICE FORCE TWITTERS FOR ATTENTION The police force in Manchester, UK works really hard. In fact, they get hundreds of emergency calls every hour. Even so, the city councillors wanted to cut the police budget. As many as one […]
An ESL version of this article is available here. NEW SUBWAY TRAINS IN TORONTO Toronto is getting some new subway trains. Not only do they look a lot snazzier, but the new trains will be quite a bit roomier than […]
DISASTER PUTS COPIAPO ON THE MAP When a copper mine collapses trapping 33 miners, it’s a terrible tragedy. However, in the case of the recent Chilean mine collapse, there is a silver lining. In fact, the mayor of Copiapo, Chile, […]
The Gap is a popular clothing store. It sells clothes for babies, kids and adults. Have you ever seen The Gap’s logo? Millions of people have and they obviously like it, because when the retailer decided to change its logo, […]
The Chilean miners are safe. All of the 33 Chilean miners are safely back home now. The miners, had been trapped 600 metres underground for two months when a tunnel in their mine collapsed. Millions of people around the […]
Jack Sparrow shows up at primary school. A group of schoolchildren in Britain got the surprise of their lives recently, when actor Johnny Depp showed up at the school, dressed as the character Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean. […]
Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Liu Xiao Bo Each year, the person who has done the most to help world peace is given what is perhaps the globe’s highest honour: The Nobel Peace Prize. Last year’s winner was U.S. President […]
Tomorrow, 33 miners in San Jose, Chile are expected to see their families for the first time in two months. That’s because they have been trapped, 600 metres below ground, in a mine shaft. They became stuck underground when some tunnels […]
Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay has done something no other pitcher has done since 1956. The pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies pitched a no-hitter in the playoffs.
A no-hitter means that Halladay, whose nickname is “Doc,” pitched to 28 batters, and not one of them was able to hit their way to first base. It may not sound that hard, but it is — and it doesn’t happen very often. Most pitchers go their whole careers without ever pitching a no-hitter.
And to do it in the playoffs is even rarer.
Should these people have to pay to ride the bus? Recently, Toronto Mayoral candidate Rob Ford complained that more than 21,000 people in Toronto receive free TTC Metropasses. He said this was a case of wasted money and that these […]