Tag Archives: Canada

27Sep/17

Bombardier loses battle with Boeing

The U.S. Commerce Department has slapped preliminary anti-subsidy duties on Bombardier’s CSeries jets after rival Boeing accused Canada of unfairly subsidizing the aircraft. As Laura Frykberg reports, the move is likely to strain trade relations between the neighbours and cause problems in Britain where Bombardier’s Northern Ireland factory employs thousands. Continue reading

26Sep/17

Prince Harry and girlfriend Meghan at the Invictus games

TORONTO, CANADA (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (CBC) – Britain’s Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle made their first formal public appearance together on Monday (September 25), with the couple holding hands while watching a wheelchair tennis match at the Invictus Games in Toronto.
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25Sep/17

Our sleep patterns inherited from hunter-gatherers, says study

A study of a remote Africa tribe wearing actigraphs suggests for the first time that a 50-year-old theory on animal sleep patterns applies to humans, as Jim Drury reports. Continue reading

11Sep/17

Pap in a pack – Nigerian entrepreneur turns traditional meal into hot commodity

A traditional staple meal made from maize or sorghum and consumed widely across Africa in different forms, Pap is being sold in Nigeria in a labelled, convenient pack with a guarantee that it is hygienically prepared and fit for export. Entrepreneur Ijeoma Ndukwe has big plans to take this simple porridge to Nigeria’s huge Diaspora population with an insatiable taste for home, and while it is not too different from what people have consumed for generations, Ndukwe says her business plan offers a more ‘complete package’.
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08Sep/17

Equifax data breach exposes personal data of 143 million U.S. consumers

Nearly half of the United States has been impacted by a massive cyber security incident at one of the three largest credit agencies in the country. Continue reading

20Aug/17

Woman’s long-lost ring found on carrot in vegetable patch

ARMENA, ALBERTA, CANADA (AUGUST 16, 2017) (CBC) – Alberta resident, Mary Grams, found her long-lost ring on a carrot growing in her vegetable patch. Grams lost her diamond engagement ring in 2004 while pulling weeds on her family farm in Armena, Alberta, CBC reported. Continue reading

14Aug/17

Study claims shooter games can harm the brain

A new study by the University of Montreal has found that different types of games can impact the human brain both positively and negatively. Continue reading

04Aug/17

Can China eliminate poverty by 2020?

BUTUO COUNTY, LIANGSHAN, SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA (REUTERS) – Hidden away in mountains thousands of miles from the white-knuckle development of cities like Beijing, live the “hard bones” of China’s poverty, the Yi. Continue reading

13May/17

U2 kicks off The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (MAY 12, 2017) (U2) – U2 kicked off their “The Joshua Tree Tour 2017” concert series in Vancouver, Canada on Friday (May 12). Continue reading

12May/17

In blow to Trump, GE backs NAFTA and plans growth in Mexico

MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON, MEXICO (MAY 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – General Electric Co’s chief executive on Friday (May 12) praised Mexico as a big part of its future growth and said the company is “very supportive” of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that U.S President Donald Trump has threatened to ditch.
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