Every sport has an icon: one person who defines what that sport looks, sounds, and feels like. In the boxing world, there is no single fighter who could be said to have a greater claim to that title than Muhammad Ali. Ali changed the sport of boxing, flipped it on its head, and, in-so-doing became the inspiration of all the young boxers who followed in his “butterfly-like” footsteps. But, perhaps, even more impressively, Muhammad Ali changed the way all athletes are regarded.
One of Canada’s largest cities is focussed on a pair of rodents. Two capybaras escaped last week from a small zoo in the city.
A capybara is a South American rodent—a pretty cute-looking one—but big. In fact, capybaras are the largest rodents and can weigh up to 200 pounds.
In the United States, there are two main political parties: The Democrats and the Republicans. Each party picks a leader, and then those leaders go head-to-head in a big election for president.
Donald Trump has emerged as the person who will be the leader of the Republic Party in the U.S. The leader of the Democratic Party hasn’t been decided yet; Hilary Clinton seems most likely to win, although Bernie Sanders still stands a chance of winning; there are others still in the race as well, although they are not as likely to win.
The big election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.
Listeners of the popular Canadian morning radio show, Metro Morning on CBC Radio One, heard a new voice co-hosting the show last Friday with regular host Matt Galloway. Thirteen-year-old Clare Meurice won a contest to land the one-day hosting gig.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Washington, DC recently. It was the first time a Canadian PM has paid an official visit to an American President in 20 years. It was an historic occasion.
Barbie dolls have a particular look to them. They’re thin, tall, long-legged… and virtually unlike any real human being.
The Denver Broncos won football’s ultimate prize on Sunday: the Superbowl. It was the 50th anniversary of the big game that is held every year at this time.
The stars look very different today.
David Bowie, one of the world’s most famous musical artists, has passed away at the age of 69, from cancer.
This year, the word of the year isn’t a word at all. It’s a picture. Or, more correctly a pictograph. It’s also known as an emoji.
People around the world are expressing encouragement and support for the people of France. In particular, for the people in its capital city, Paris.