Gee, maybe you ought to think about paying for decent sub-editing, huh, Globe and Mail?:
Er, that's not the internationally renowned conductor diagnosed with cancer. That's Naoto Kan, the new Finance Supremo in Japan. But they are both in the news (one is a famous chap facing the abyss at the end of his career, and the other is, er...)
Secret handshake to Durf. Think of him as the always-online-internet guy.