AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 04: Texas Longhorns mascot Bevo XV is seen during the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 4, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Texas’ 28-21 victory over Georgia in last night’s Sugar Bowl was almost overshadowed by what happened before the game, when the Longhorns’ live mascot Bevo almost got loose.Bevo turned what was supposed to be a cute mascot meeting between himself and Georga’s mascot Uga into a near miss for both the tiny bulldog and the dozens of media personnel down on the sideline.In case you missed it, here’s what happened.Bevo is not here for this mascot meeting. #HookEm pic.twitter.com/KXgaQzGm0W— Danny Davis (@aasdanny) January 2, 2019Nick Wagner, the photojournalist in the blue vest in this video, tweeted about his near-miss after the game.He also showed off a gnarly photo of his back, which survived its encounter with Bevo.Hi mom. I’m still alive. https://t.co/D8tcwLUlzv— Nick Wagner (@WagsPhoto) January 2, 2019Just come ice my back? pic.twitter.com/A0A1UQWpZd— Nick Wagner (@WagsPhoto) January 2, 2019Yikes. Thankfully, Wagner and everyone else in the area avoided serious injury.Note to Texas: be more careful about how you handle Bevo around large crowds from now on.
A jury has convicted a woman who grew up in St. Catharines in a Canada Day 2013 plot to attack the British Columbia legislature.Amanda Korody and her partner John Nuttall have been found guilty of conspiring to commit murder and possession of an explosive. However, the defence is now going to be given a chance to argue that undercover officers entrapped the couple by leading them into the plot.The couple was arrested on July 1, 2013, the day they were accused of planting three pressure-cooker bombs on the grounds of the legislature.Video and audio surveillance presented in court by undercover officers who befriended the couple showed the pair discussing their plans to engage in a holy war against the western world for perceived injustices against Muslims.But defence lawyers point out the officers encouraged Nuttall and Korody to follow a quicker timeline, and to choose a more realistic terrorist plot than hijacking a nuclear submarine or taking a commuter train hostage.Korody went to St Catharines Collegiate high school in the late 1990s.