The Globe and Mail is a Canadian newspaper printed in five cities in western and central Canada. With a weekly readership of 2,018,923 in 2015, it is Canada's most read newspaper on weekdays and Saturdays, although it falls behind the Toronto Star in overall weekly circulation because the Star publishes a Sunday edition while the Globe does not; the Globe and Mail is regarded by some as Canada's "newspaper of record". The newspaper is owned based in Toronto; the predecessor to The Globe and Mail was called The Globe. Brown's liberal politics led him to court the support of the Clear Grits, precursor to the modern Liberal Party of Canada; the Globe began in Toronto as a weekly party organ for Brown's Reform Party, but seeing the economic gains that he could make in the newspaper business, Brown soon targeted a wide audience of liberal-minded freeholders. He selected as the motto for the editorial page a quotation from Junius, "The subject, loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures."
The quotation is carried on the editorial page to this day. By the 1850s, The Globe had become an well-regarded daily newspaper, it began distribution by railway to other cities in Ontario shortly after Confederation. At the dawn of the twentieth century, The Globe added photography, a women's section, the slogan "Canada's National Newspaper", which remains on its front-page banner, it began opening bureaus and offering subscriptions across Canada. On 23 November 1936, The Globe merged with The Mail and Empire, itself formed through the 1895 merger of two conservative newspapers, The Toronto Mail and Toronto Empire. Press reports at the time stated, "the minnow swallowed the whale" because The Globe's circulation was smaller than The Mail and Empire's; the merger was arranged by George McCullagh, who fronted for mining magnate William Henry Wright and became the first publisher of The Globe and Mail. McCullagh committed suicide in 1952, the newspaper was sold to the Webster family of Montreal.
As the paper lost ground to The Toronto Star in the local Toronto market, it began to expand its national circulation. The newspaper was unionised under the banner of the American Newspaper Guild. From 1937 until 1974, the newspaper was produced at the William H. Wright Building, located at 140 King Street West on the northeast corner of King Street and York Street, close to the homes of the Toronto Daily Star at Old Toronto Star Building at 80 King West and the Old Toronto Telegram Building at Bay and Melinda; the building at 130 King Street West was demolished in 1974 to make way for First Canadian Place, the newspaper moved to 444 Front Street West, the headquarters of the Toronto Telegram newspaper, built in 1963. In 1965, the paper was bought by Winnipeg-based FP Publications, controlled by Bryan Maheswary, which owned a chain of local Canadian newspapers. FP put a strong emphasis on the Report on Business section, launched in 1962, thereby building the paper's reputation as the voice of Toronto's business community.
FP Publications and The Globe and Mail were sold in 1980 to The Thomson Corporation, a company run by the family of Kenneth Thomson. After the acquisition there were few changes made in news policy. However, there was more attention paid to national and international news on the editorial, op-ed, front pages in contrast to its previous policy of stressing Toronto and Ontario material; the Globe and Mail has always been a morning newspaper. Since the 1980s, it has been printed in separate editions in six Canadian cities: Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver. Southern Ontario Newspaper Guild employees took their first strike vote at The Globe in 1982 marking a new era in relations with the company; those negotiations ended without a strike, the Globe unit of SONG still has a strike-free record. SONG members voted in 1994 to sever ties with the American-focused Newspaper Guild. Shortly afterwards, SONG affiliated with the Communications and Paperworkers Union of Canada. Under the editorship of William Thorsell in the 1980s and 1990s, the paper endorsed the free trade policies of Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
The paper became an outspoken proponent of the Meech Lake Accord and the Charlottetown Accord, with their editorial the day of the 1995 Quebec Referendum quoting a Mulroney speech in favour of the Accord. During this period, the paper continued to favour such liberal policies as decriminalizing drugs and expanding gay rights. In 1995, the paper launched globeandmail.com. Since the launch of the National Post as another English-language national paper in 1998, some industry analysts had proclaimed a "national newspaper war" between The Globe and Mail and the National Post; as a response to this threat, in 2001, The Globe and Mail was combined with broadcast assets held by Bell Canada to form the joint venture Bell Globemedia. In 2004, access to some features of globeandmail.com became restricted to paid subscribers only. The subscription service was reduced a few years to include an electronic edition of the newspaper, access to its archives, membership to a premium investment site
Chiyonokuni Toshiki is a sumo wrestler from Iga, Japan. Making his professional debut in May 2006, he reached the top makuuchi division for the first time in January 2012, he has a highest rank of maegashira 1, but he has been restricted by injuries, falling to the sandanme division in 2015 before staging a comeback. He is a member of Kokonoe stable. Toshiki Sawada was born the son of a Buddhist temple head priest. From a young age he had great interest in combat sports such as karate, he has said he was in the fourth grade when he first foretold he would be a professional sumo wrestler in the future. As a member of his judo team in junior high school he advanced to the best sixteen in a national tournament. Upon graduating from junior high school he joined former yokozuna Chiyonofuji's Kokonoe stable, he made his professional debut in May 2006. Though he recorded many winning tournaments in his career in the unsalaried ranks, he missed four tournaments in this span, which would demote him each time and which he would have to fight back from in following tournaments.
From the November 2008 tournament he missed two tournaments in a row, but he bounced back from this in the subsequent March 2009 tournament with a perfect 7-0 followed by a playoff win to take the jonidan championship or yūshō. His fortunes changed after this and he had a series of winning tournaments culminating in a 6–1 record at makushita 41 and coming just short of the championship by losing a playoff to Tochitsubasa, he followed this with two strong 5-2 winning tournaments. During this time, however the ramifications of the match-fixing scandal that would rock the sumo world were becoming apparent. Due to this, along with many other upper makushita wrestlers was promoted to salaried ranks of jūryō for the July 2011 though his actual performance so far would not have not merited promotion; the expelled rikishi included. Chiyonokuni was reported to have mixed feelings about the scandal and admitted it felt surreal to be promoted to jūryō under such strange circumstances, he did however exceed expectations and about recorded three strong winning tournaments in a row to earn promotion to the top makuuchi division in January 2012.
Although he recorded a winning record in this tournament he had to withdraw due to a dislocated shoulder. In the following tournament in March he injured his shoulder again in a bout with Takanoyama on Day 11, which caused him to miss the May 2012 basho and drop down to the jūryō division, he returned to the top division in November. After scoring only 5–10 he was demoted to juryo again, but a 9–6 record at Juryo 2 in January 2013 ensured him of another top division return. Though he only managed 7–8 in March 2013 he managed to avoid relegation, he performed creditably in the May 2013 tournament, scoring 9–6, but was injured in the following tournament and withdrew with only two wins, resulting in another demotion to jūryō. After four tournaments in the second division, he was again promoted to the top division, but another serious injury on only the second day in May 2014 would force him to sit out the rest of the tournament and guarantee his demotion to jūryō. Ranked at the bottom of the jūryō division in September 2014, he withdrew on Day 8 and did not return to competition until March 2015, by which time he had fallen to the fourth sandanme division.
He began his comeback by winning the sandanme championship with a perfect 7–0 record, in January 2016 he returned to sekitori status at jūryō 13 after four straight winning records in the makushita division. He marked ten years as a professional sumo wrestler by winning his second jūryō division championship in May 2016 with a 12–3 record, ensuring his return to the top division for the first time in two years, he achieved eight wins in the July 2016 tournament, his first kachi-koshi or winning record in makuuchi since 2013, although he withdrew because of injury on Day 13 meaning he had only completed three of his nine tournaments ranked in makuuchi. He attained his highest rank to date of maegashira 1 in the May 2017 tournament, on Day 2 defeated yokozuna Kakuryū to earn his first gold star or kinboshi; however he was only able to win one other bout and dropped back to maegashira 11 for the July 2017 tournament, where he secured his majority of wins. In May 2018 he earned his first sansho award, for Fighting Spirit, after a career best 12–3 performance.
In July he benefited from two yokozuna withdrawals, getting a default win over Hakuhō on Day 4 and Kakuryū on Day 6. However, he was himself injured in a match against Tamawashi on Day 12 and withdrew from the tournament on the following day. In January 2019 he was on the tournament leaderboard with just one loss up to Day 9 but damaged his left knee ligaments in losing to Ikioi on Day 10 and had to withdraw from the tournament, he did not enter the following tournament in March. He was demoted to jūryō for the May 2019 tournament, which he missed. For the July Tournament, he was ranked East Makushita #6 but again withdrew from the tournament following surgery to his knee in January, he returned in September and won the makushita division championship with a perfect 7–0 score, clinching the title with a victory over Terunofuji in his final match. Chiyonokuni is an oshi-sumo specialist, who prefers pushing and thrusting techniques to fighting on the mawashi or belt, his most common winning kimarite are hataki-komi, the slap down, oshi-dashi, the push out.
Chiyonokuni was married in April 2017 to 26 year-old Ai Hayashi from Sakai, with the reception planned for February 2018. The couple met in 2010 when Chiyonokuni was still ranked in the makushita
D. R. Mullins is a visual artist from the Appalachian region of southwest Virginia. Mullins' artwork is rich with depictions of Appalachian culture and Buddhist philosophy. Over the past 35 years, Mullins' art has taken many shapes, forms and mediums, he is an accomplished portraitist, sculptor, theatrical set-designer, interior designer, free-lance painter residing in Shady Valley, Tennessee. D. R. Mullins was born in Alexandria, but soon moved to the small, coal-mining town of Clintwood, Virginia. After graduating high school, Mullins was accepted on a full football scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An unfortunate and devastating knee injury put a halt to Mullins' athletic endeavors, but came to allow Mullins' more time to pursue his college major and second passion: art. Though never completing his B. F. A, it was here he learned the basic fundamentals of art. Being a free-lance artist Mullins has worked many different jobs throughout his lifetime, all of which have had strong artistic influence.
Mullins married wife, Robin Mullins, a native of Wise and fellow artist and actor. Together they moved to Lexington, Virginia where they both worked at the outdoor, Theatre at Lime Kiln. Here, artist D. R. Mullins worked on set design and most notably was commissioned to construct paper mache puppet heads that would be worn by eight-to-14-foot tall, stilt-walking actors. Mullins worked for many years at the historic state theatre of Virginia, Barter Theatre, where Mullins' served as Head Scenic Artist. Mullins is best known for his magnificently intricate and beautiful murals displayed throughout Virginia. Mullins' commissions include murals for the Virginia Gas Co. the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, the Virginia Highlands Community College, the Bristol Public Library, Abingdon, Virginia's new cultural/art center, Heartwood. "Appalachian Identity" at the Virginia Highlands Community College "Going Places" at Bristol Public Library D. R. Mullins has shown his artwork in a multitude of spaces throughout the years with most prominent exhibitions in Philadelphia's Indigo Arts Gallery, the "8" gallery in Southport, NC, Kamen Gallery at Washington and Lee University, William King Museum where Mullins shared in a three-man show entitled "Pillars of Bohemia"