As the car pulls up to the end of a dirt driveway clogged with chickens, geese and the odd guinea hen, a young boy runs down from the ramshackle farmhouse, shooing away two curious collies who seem to make a habit of getting underfoot. ‘You here for dinner?”
Sipping a Guinness in the Dubliner, Bratislava’s Irish pub, Daniel Borsky is discussing his career plans and the state of his country. The somewhat exotic watering hole in the old part of town has become a favorite meeting place for the young and trendy among Bratislava’s 500,000 residents.By PETER REHAK7 min
The search for survivors in Nairobi was long and gruelling. It went on for 24 hours a day, lit at night by lights from a film studio truck and using heavy equipment donated by local construction companies. Officially, it ended on Aug. 13, six days after massive bombs exploded within minutes of each other outside the American embassies in the Kenyan capital and in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 750 km to the south.
For those who either marvel or grit their teeth at Prime Minister Jean Chrétien’s ability to rise above political flak, this week may include a crucial day of reckoning. On Aug. 20—at least three months before they were expected to do so—the nine judges of the Supreme Court of Canada will rule on a case that Chrétien’s Liberals first did not like—and then made a key element of their national unity strategy.
Imagine what it must have been like for Garth Drabinsky, a person who is, above all else, accustomed to getting his own way. Whether he is being charming or bombastic, whether it involves mounting an extravagant Broadway musical or raising millions of dollars on stock markets, Drabinsky has made bullying and cajoling the people around him into an art, rivalling whatever he accomplishes on the stage.
Shirtless in the smoke-filled, 30°C heat, Richard Vancamp, 41, points to the blackened grass that marks where fire came within seconds of consuming his rented one-storey house south of Salmon Arm, B.C.. The flames advanced until they licked at one of the building’s bare wooden corner posts.
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