Chris Bundas –
MADONNA ISN’T SORRY FOR WEARING RELIGIOUS GARB. CRTC HAS GOOD NEWS FOR A CHANGE. TIM LEIWEKE WANTS IT ALL IN TORONTO.
MADONNA ISN’T SORRY FOR WEARING RELIGIOUS GARB
Madonna is known for pushing the limits when it comes to her outfits. Usually it’s the lack of material on the Material Girl that has people up in arms, but her latest fashion statement exposes nothing except her eyes, and that perhaps was going a little too far. Since joining Instagram, Madonna has posted several controversial pictures from posing practically nude to showing off her armpit hair. The latest from the 55-year-old entertainer is a selfie on Instagram, wearing a black niqāb with the caption: “Its that kind of day! #unapologeticbitch.” I can’t say I know what the hell Ms. Madge is trying to say with this picture. Was she just trying to be a bitch? Considering this is a garment that represents a woman’s choice to be faithful to her religion – and Madge sure doesn’t seem like that kind of woman – the selfie seems to be taken in really poor taste. Of course it’s not the first time the Diva has toyed with cultural appropriation. She wore an Indian saree at the VH1 Fashion Awards and dressed up as a Japanese geisha in her ‘Nothing Really Matters’ music video. What do you think of her latest outfit? Is it a fashion statement, or is it offensive?
CRTC HAS GOOD NEWS FOR A CHANGE
The CRTC is reversing a long-standing policy that required consumers to periodically renew their registration on the national do-not-call list. There are currently about 12 million registered numbers on the national list and the telecommunications regulator says each year hundreds of thousands more are added. Industry groups lobbied to maintain a provision that allowed registrations to expire automatically after five years, citing it was the most efficient way to clear blockage of reassigned phone numbers to new customers. However, The CRTC and Telecommunications Commission argued that renewals are simply inconvenient. The CRTC also noted that consumers can remove their numbers from the registry at any time, if they choose. The do-not-call registry is administered for the CRTC by Bell Canada, the country’s largest phone company.
PHOTO: THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE PHOTO
USA vs. GERMANY
The U.S. soccer team takes on Germany today at noon in the World Cup. The U.S. absolutely cannot afford to lose this “massive” game as U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann describes it. Interestingly, Klinsmann is best friends with Germany’s coach and there’s buzz that if both teams agree to a draw, they can both easily advance out of the Group Stage. Klinsmann, via Twitter, sent out a note for your boss if you need the day off to watch the game.
TIM LEIWEKE WANTS IT ALL IN TORONTO
Tim Leiweke wants it all in Toronto. The NHL all-star game. The NHL draft. The World Cup of Hockey. The Winter Classic. He believes that Toronto has earned the right to play host for these events. “Why there hasn’t been a Winter Classic in Canada is, in my opinion, a mistake and shows a lack of respect to this city…” Leiweke said. While trying to woo all these events to Toronto at a press conference yesterday, Leiweke then made perhaps the boldest statement any man could make: The NHL would reach an unmatchable new level if and when the Leafs compete for and win a Stanley Cup.
Photo: (DAVE ABEL/Toronto Sun)
Search For MH370
The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is now moving farther south in the Indian Ocean, Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said today. He described the next phase of the search as a “very challenging and complex operation.”