It’s a family ritual. Every weekend, David Collins takes his four-year-old son Samuel grocery shopping.
It’s bonding time for the duo, for sure. But their zig-zag through the aisles of their Vancouver grocery store is part of Collins’ effort to teach his little boy how to cook.
“When we go down the produce aisle, I try to get him to name all the vegetables,” says Collins, who used to own a restaurant and spent years in the food preparation business.
“I want to get across to him that vegetables and fruits, they’re very tasty if they’re done properly.”
Back at home, Samuel will pull up a chair to watch his father cook. When the task at hand is suitable for four-year-old sous-chef, Samuel pitches in.
“He likes to help doing pancakes,” says Collins, 48.
“It brings him into the kitchen. And he sees something being created from little bits of…
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Freddy’s Note: This is a continuing series of reasons to carry a gun. All the innocent people in this series have been attacked in public places or their own homes. See the whole series here.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The runner-up in the Minneapolis mayoral election is recovering after being robbed and brutally beaten Thursday night at the Mall of America.
Mark Andrew, 63, was at a Starbucks inside the mall at around 7 p.m. Thursday when a man grabbed his phone off his table and ran off.
When Andrew went after him, he was tackled by two teenage girls – aged 18 and 17 — one of which began beating him with a billy club. During the attack, they told Andrew, “We’re going to kill you,” police say. Andrew was left with a large gash on his head that required nine stitches. He has since been released from the hospital.
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WASHINGTON — Four U.S. military personnel investigating potential evacuation routes in Libya were taken into custody at a checkpoint and then detained briefly by the Libyan government before being released, U.S. officials said Friday night.
These four military personnel were operating in an area near the coastal city of Sabratha in northwestern Libya as part of security preparedness efforts when they were taken into custody, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement. Sabathra, about 40 miles west of Tripoli, is a popular tourist area with its ancient Roman ruins.
No one was injured. The military personnel were taken to the U.S. Embassy after their release, a Defense Department official said. The official was not authorized to discuss the incident by name and requested anonymity.
The four were supporting U.S. Marine security forces protecting the American Embassy, the official said. They were likely U.S. special operations forces, which…
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For Fr Rafic Greiche,”Islamists are trying to sow terror in the population to influence the outcome of the referendum on the Constitution.” Egyptian authorities fear more terrorist attacks after a car bomb strikes a police station in Mansoura and a bus blows up near the al-Azhar university.
Cairo (AsiaNews) – Tension are rising in Egypt after a recent spate of terrorist attacks, including a car bomb near a police station in Mansoura (Cairo) and an explosion on a bus near Nasr City near the Islamic University of al-Azhar. Similarly, fear is growing of possible terrorist attacks against Coptic Christians as Orthodox Christmas (7 January) approaches after the government declared the Muslim Brotherhood a “terrorist group,” a decision that might trigger a wave of violence similar to what happened on 14 August.
“The risk of…
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