Earlier this week, our Saskatoonhomepage.ca Sports Poll asked how we felt about the latest Darian Durant injury situation. As of this writing, 10% had replied they weren’t concerned about a sprain that might even possibly he healed in time for tonight’s game. Just over 11% said they wouldn’t worry unless the sprain keeps him out for more than just tonight’s game.
In case you missed it, yesterday was the anniversary of the first moon landing. It was on July 20th, 1969 when Neil Armstrong took that “One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind”. By reaching the moon first, the Americans effectively ended the space race with the Soviets, who had put the first person into space in April, 1961. That prompted U.S. President Kennedy to articulate a goal of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth before the decade was out.
What’s the most iconic Science Fiction movie and television franchise of all time? The answer of course is Star Trek. If you were thinking Star Wars remember I said movie AND television franchise granting there have been animated Star Wars shows on tv as there have been for Star Trek. However, only Star Trek continues on both the big and smaller screens with live actors and the announcement of a new tv series starting in January 2017.
I read an interesting article on the four-year senate expense scandal. The timeline begins in 2012 when a senate committee was asked to examine a housing allowance for Senators Patrick Brazeau, Mike Duffy and Mac Harb who claimed their primary residences were in the provinces they represent but who appeared to actually live in or near Ottawa. This was expanded to study residence claims of all Senators who are constitutionally bound to be residents of the province they represent. The senate audit failed to turn up any questionable housing claims beyond the aforementioned trio.
13 years ago I talked about how many provinces were scrapping mandatory retirement at age 65. Baby boomers and pre-boomers grew up conditioned to believe that, as of your 65th birthday, you cleaned out your work area, handed back the keys, graciously accepted the gold watch and went home to await the pension cheques. By 2003, a half-dozen provinces and the Territories had scrapped mandatory retirement based on age. In Saskatchewan this came into effect in November, 2007 and all provinces were on board by 2009.