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June 20, 2018 1:35 PM Canada legalises recreational marijuana use

The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed, and sold. Canadians will be able to buy and consume cannabis legally as early as this September. The country is the second worldwide to legalise the drug's recreational use. Uruguay became the first 194

October 24, 2017 10:23 AM 16th North Atlantic right whale found dead off Cape Cod

International Fund for Animal Welfare to help investigate cause of latest whale death this year A 16th North Atlantic right whale has been found dead off the coast of Massachusetts, the International Fund for Animal Welfare says. The organization announced late Monday that the right whale was found dead on Nashawena Island, south of Cape Cod. There are only about 131

October 23, 2017 7:22 AM Apple's iPhone 7 is OUTSELLING The New iPhone 8: Apple HALVES iPhone 8 Production

He says the iPhone 7 is outselling the iPhone 8 as anyone willing to upgrade is waiting for the iPhone X. A report from Reuters notes that the iPhone 7 RRP is $549 against the iPhone 8 at $699. Design-wise there is virtually no difference between the two, and the specs are on the whole very similar too, with the iPhone 8 featuring an upgraded processor 79

October 20, 2017 9:16 PM Pollution More Deadly Than War, Smoking, Or AIDS: Lancet Study

Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people worldwide. OTTAWA — Pollution kills more people around the world than war and infectious diseases, says a new report — proof, environmental lobbyists say, of why Canada needs enforceable national air quality standards. The Lancet medical journal study out Friday suggests at least nine million 118

October 20, 2017 8:47 PM Spacewalkers fix robotic arm in time to grab next cargo ship

Miami - Two American astronauts on Friday wrapped up crucial repairs to the International Space Station's robotic arm, with just weeks to spare before the next cargo ship arrives in early November, Nasa said. During a six hour, 49 minute spacewalk, Nasa 's Joe Acaba and Randy Bresnik put the finishing touches on repairs to the Canadian-made 17m long arm, called 107

October 19, 2017 9:10 PM Giroud overhead kick edges Arsenal past Red Star

Paris - Olivier Giroud scored a fantastic late winner as Arsenal edged to their third straight Europa League win by beating 10-man Red Star Belgrade 1-0 in Serbia on Thursday. Arsene Wenger's men rode their luck at times in an uninspiring performance, before Giroud struck in the 85th minute after Red Star had seen Milan Rodic sent off. The Premier League 101

October 9, 2017 8:20 AM Dangote drops interest in acquiring PPC

Nigeria-based cement company, Dangote Cement, has dropped out of the competition for South African rival, PPC. With Dangote’s withdrawal, two parties remain interested in PPC: Afrisam and an unnamed third party. Afrisam’s offer is backed by Canadian investment company, Fairfax Africa Investments Proprietary Ltd, a subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings 123

October 8, 2017 1:08 PM Lewis Hamilton wins Japanese GP to move closer to F1 title

Canadian Lance Stroll did not finish Championship leader Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, taking a major step toward winning his fourth Formula One title. The Mercedes driver crossed the finish line 1.2 seconds ahead of Malaysia GP winner Max Verstappen to claim his eighth F1 victory of the season and third at the Suzuka circuit 69

October 8, 2017 5:05 AM Squeeze of a mammogram is less than the squeeze of cancer, says doc

WOMEN 40 and over have been urged to get annual mammogram tests as early detection could greatly improve the survival rate from breast cancer. Making the call at the sixth annual CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank “Walk For the Cure”, according to a recent release, radiologist Dr Derria Cornwall warned those avoiding mammograms because of the discomfort 117

October 2, 2017 3:19 AM Playboy’s late founder Hugh Hefner has intimate and discreet funeral

PLAYBOY founder Hugh Hefner has been laid to rest at a discreet ceremony attended by only a handful of people. The family and close friends of the Playboy magazine founder remembered him fondly in an intimate ceremony held at Los Angeles’ Westwood Village Memorial Park at noon, reports the New Zealand Herald. Hefner’s four children, his wife Crystal 71