CTV’s Jess Allen ‘Regrets’ Wording Of Comments After Don Cherry’s Firing

TORONTO — CTV says it is apologizing to anyone who was offended by comments made by a correspondent on its show The Social following the firing of hockey commentator Don Cherry. During the program on Tuesday, Jessica Allen said she doesn’t “worship at the altar of hockey″ and found in her experience that those who did “all tended to be white boys who weren’t, let’s say, very nice.″ She added that “they were not generally thoughtful, they were often bullies.″ CTV saaid Allen’s comments generated an extraordinary response. Many hockey parents expressed their anger. “We would like to apologize to everyone who was offended by the remarks, and let you… Read More

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ripped late presidential bids and suggested efforts should redirected to winning state legislatures

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York called out late entries into the 2020 presidential race in a tweet on Thursday. The congresswoman from New York said that rather than “setting ablaze hundreds of millions of dollars” on these late-to-the-game presidential bids, efforts instead should be redirected to “winning majorities of state legislatures across the United States.” Last week former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg took steps to enter the 2020 race. On Thursday, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced he was joining the already-crowded group of 2020 candidates with less than 90 days to the Iowa caucuses. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New… Read More

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The University of Texas is giving its football stadium a face-lift, but people are saying the new ‘Longhorn patio’ looks like the female reproductive system

The University of Texas at Austin is currently in the throes of giving its beloved football stadium a fresh look, but some people are noting that the $175 million south end zone expansion is reminiscent of a female reproductive system. The university hired Kansas City-based design firm Populous to complete the renovations to Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Fans are having a field day making jokes about the new design on Twitter, but whether or not it will come to fruition remains to be seen. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The University of Texas at Austin is currently in the throes of giving its beloved football stadium a… Read More

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Teen Assaulted At St. Michael’s Struggles To Cope, Parents Say

TORONTO — A teen boy still cannot address being sexually assaulted by his football teammates in the locker room at a prestigious all-boys Catholic high school last year, a youth court heard Thursday. The boy could not bring himself to write a victim impact statement because it would force him to relive the experience, the prosecutor said at a sentencing hearing for three former students of St. Michael’s College School. The three pleaded guilty to sexual assault with a weapon and assault with a weapon against two victims. Another teen also pleaded guilty to making child pornography for recording the sex assault with his phone. The boy’s parents wrote a… Read More

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Taylor Swift accused Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta of blocking her from performing old songs at the AMAs

In a Thursday evening tweet, Taylor Swift revealed the latest plot twist in her feud with Scooter Braun a music mogul most frequently associated with Justin Bieber. Swif accused Braun and Scott Borchetta, who founded her former label Big Machine Records, of impeding her upcoming performance at the AMAs. Big Machine owns the masters of Swift’s songs recorded before she made the switch to Universal Music Group last year. Braun acquired Big Machine Records earlier this year, along with a back catalog of Swift’s music. She also wrote in the statement that Netflix was creating a documentary about her life, but claimed that Braun and Borchetta have “declined the use… Read More

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