Thursday February 20, 2014
Madely's Top 5
5. Today in Sochi
Canada's Jennifer Jones takes a 10-and-0 record into this morning's Olympic curling final against Sweden at 8:30. Canada is looking to keep the status quo in women's hockey. Canada and the U.S. meet in the gold-medal game today at noon. With Team Canada forward John Tavares now sidelined for the rest of the Olympic hockey tournament with a leg injury, Matt Duchene will step in to take his spot on a line with Patrick Sharp and Rick Nash. Ontario's Gabrielle Daleman is in third place entering the free skate final.
Facebook is buying "WhatsApp" for $19 billion, by far the company's largest acquisition and bigger than any that Google, Microsoft or Apple have ever done. The app's founders and employees number 55 in all. Facebook likely prizes WhatsApp for its audience of teenagers and young adults who are increasingly using the service to engage in online conversations outside of Facebook. WhatsApp has more than 450 million monthly active users.
3. OC addressing security concerns
OC Transpo is combing through thousands of incident reports to try to step up security. They're going to go through incident reports from 2012 and 2013, and also modernizing the way in which people can file them. OC Transpo will take that data and give it to Ottawa Police Services advisors and their special constables, and they will focus on those areas where they are having incident in larger volumes.
2. Obama presses Harper on climate change
U.S. President Barack Obama used the podium of the Three Amigos summit to push Prime Minister Harper to work on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, saying the science that supports climate change can't be denied. He was answering a question about why he has not approved the Keystone XL pipeline. Obama said, "I said previously that how Keystone impacted greenhouse gas emissions would affect our decision. But frankly, it has to affect all of our decisions at this stage because the science is irrefutable."
1. Violence in Ukraine
Ukrainian protesters seized back Kiev's Independence Square in fresh clashes with riot police. Ukrainian television showed two bodies lying on the ground covered by blankets, and at one point showing several riot policemen being taken into custody by opposition militants. The Ukrainian President is meeting with foreign ministers from France, Germany and Poland, who are proposing sanctions because of his violent crackdown on these pro-democracy protesters.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:40 - Madely's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:
- Dinner from Milano Pizzeria - a large pizza, onion rings, zucchini sticks and a 2 litre bottle of pop!
- A family four pack to any Ottawa 67s home game at the Canadian Tire Centre.
- A pair of tickets to see Jakub Hruša return to the podium to conduct Eroica with the NAC Orchestra for one special evening of music on March 19th. Tickets start at just $23 and are available at the NAC box office or online at nac-cna.ca
All of our winners this week will be entered to win:
- A weekend for 2 in Montreal including round-trip transportation courtesy of Via Rail, 2 nights hotel accommodation at the Marriott Chateau Champlain and passes to the 15th annual Montreal High Lights Festival to see Chicago in concert on Mar. 25th at Place des Arts (winner will be announced Feb 24th )
8:40 - Mark Steyn will preview his upcoming appearance next weekend in Ottawa at the Manning Networking Conference. His new book is "Lights Out: Islam, Free Speech And The Twilight Of The West." which is now out on Kindle, Nook (and soon on Kobo).
Coming up today on CFRA:
Rob Snow's Afternoon Edition - 3p-6p --- Rob Snow's Afternoon Edition covers breaking news and updates you on what's developed in the stories you heard on the way to work this morning! From interesting short features and reporter de-briefings, to breaking business news updates, traveller's weather, interviews with newsmakers, and open phone segments to let you hear what your neighbours are saying about the biggest stories of the day.
Today's Lunch Bunch lineup:
Today on Rick Gibbons' Lunch Bunch, Rick is joined by CFRA's Rob Snow and John Counsell