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  • 3 days ago
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    Beloved Poet Mary Oliver, Who Believed Poetry 'Mustn't Be Fancy,' Dies At 83

    Oliver wasn't always appreciated by critics, but she was still one of the country's most popular poets.

  • 3 days ago
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    Russian TV airs doc claiming Nazi-loving Ukrainians are running Canada's government

    Canada's caught in a rhetorical crossfire in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. One of the Kremlin's most prominent propagandists has aired a segment with the incredible claiming that Nazi-loving Ukrainians are running Canada's government and shaping anti-Russian policies.

  • 4 days ago
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    Canadians Spent $1.6 Billion on Legal Weed in 2018: Report

    The figure doubled from the year before.

  • 6 days ago
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    President Trump can't stop U.S. coal plants from retiring

    More U.S. coal-fired power plants were shut in President Donald Trump’s first two years than were retired in the whole of Barack Obama’s first term, despite the Republican’s efforts to prop up the industry to keep a campaign promise to coal-mining states.

  • 6 days ago
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    Chinese court sentences Canadian citizen to death for drug charges, as legal tensions between Canada and China escalate

    As legal tensions between Canada and China escalate over the arrest of Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou, alarming stories of possible legal retaliation are surfacing, including a death sentence handed down to a Canadian accused of attempting to smuggle drugs out of China. At the same time, Huawei has distanced itself from an executive arrested in Poland last week and accused of spying, saying it fired the employee.

  • 6 days ago
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    Report: 2 killed, 40 detained in new gay purge in Chechnya

    The Russian republic of Chechnya has launched a new crackdown on gays in which at least two people have died and about 40 people have been detained, LGBT activists in Russia charged Monday. The new allegations come after reports in 2017 of more than 100 gay men arrested and subjected to torture, and some of them killed, in the predominantly Muslim region in southern Russia.

  • 7 days ago
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    MIT is pouring resources into commercializing fusion power

    A collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and two energy companies is encouraging interdisciplinary research to fast-track the development of practical fusion power. Mechanical engineer Caroline Sorensen told an MIT blogger about her work on a “liquid immersion blanket,” which is a pool of molten salt that converts fusion reactions into heat and protects the rest of the reactor from damage.

  • 12 days ago
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    One third of Americans consider living abroad

    Their reasons include retirement and leaving a bad or disappointing situation in the US. Drawing on data collected in 2014, researchers Dr Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels from the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS), and Dr Helen Marrow of Tufts University, USA, identified the reasons for this as: exploration (87.4%); retirement (50.8%); leaving a bad or disappointing situation in the US (49.0%); and working (48.3%).

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Marriott Concedes 5 Million Passport Numbers Lost to Hackers Were Not Encrypted

    Marriott International said on Friday that the biggest hacking of personal information in history was not quite as big as first feared, but for the first time conceded that its Starwood hotel unit did not encrypt the passport numbers for roughly five million guests. Those passport numbers were lost in an attack that many outside experts believe was carried out by Chinese intelligence agencies.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Qualcomm Puts Aside $1.5B in Funds Required to Enforce iPhone Sales Ban in Germany

    Qualcomm today announced that it has posted €1.34 billion in security bonds required for the chipmaker to be able to enforce a preliminary injunction on select iPhone models in Germany, after a court in the country found Apple to be infringing Qualcomm patents related to power savings technology used in smartphones. Last month, a German court ordered Apple to cease the import and sale of all infringing iPhone models in Germany. Apple was also ordered to recall those iPhone models from third-pa...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Inside the Raspberry Pi: The story of the $35 computer that changed the world

    There's nothing like the prospect of being hanged in the morning to focus the mind." Eben Upton is describing the weight of public expectation that fell on his shoulders after the prototype of the $35 Raspberry Pi computer he co-created was revealed online in May 2011. After five years of tinkering with the board's design in relative anonymity, suddenly the number of people aware of the project exploded, with the YouTube video of the early Pi racking up 600,000 views in just two d...

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Netflix says more than 45 million accounts have watched 'Bird Box'

    Netflix seems to be flying so high over the reception to its just-released psychological horror film "Bird Box" that it's breaking a long-held tradition of staying largely mum on viewership. The streaming service on Friday said more than 45 million "accounts" have watched the Sandra Bullock-led film in its first week of release, the "best first 7 days ever for a Netflix film," the company boasted in a Tweet.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    The difference between goals and objectives: Create an actionable business planning process

    Setting goals is critical for every organisation because goals determine the broad vision and direction for any business. The best goals will align with the company mission, vision and culture and describe the business' longer term aspirations before laying out specific actions. Do you know the difference between goals and objectives and how are they related? Without objectives, goals have little support and can be difficult to reach.

  • 1 month ago
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    This undersea robot just delivered 100,000 baby corals to the Great Barrier Reef

    With oceans growing warmer and more acidic as a result of climate change, the world’s coral reefs are under siege. Recent research shows that the number of coral bleaching events has risen drastically in recent years, and in 2016 and 2017 about half of the coral making up Australia’s Great Barrier Reef died off. But researchers at two Australian universities have developed an underwater robot that could help turn the tide in the ongoing struggle to save at-risk reefs.

  • 1 month ago
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    Apple lied about iPhone X screen size and pixel count, lawsuit alleges

    A lawsuit filed Friday accuses Apple of lying about the display specs in its iPhone X series. Two plaintiffs filed the suit in the US District Court of Northern California alleging Apple falsely advertised the screen sizes and pixel counts of the displays in its iPhone X, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max devices. The plaintiffs are seeking class action status. Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

  • 1 month ago
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    Congress To Make Members Pay Out Of Pocket For Sexual Harassment Settlements

    Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement to overhaul the system for handling accusations of sexual misconduct against members, including a requirement that members pay out of pocket for some settlements and court judgments. "For too long, victims of sexual harassment in Congress have been forced into a process that lacks transparency and accountability, and fails them at a time when they need the most support," said Sen. Amy Klobuchar...

  • 1 month ago
    Comment canuck

    Not 100% sure, but I heard that the ref can't be the last person to touch the puck before it goes in the net (not including the goalie).

  • 1 month ago
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    Andrea planned to spend $80k on Russian treatment, then a Sydney doctor made an offer

    As a 31-year-old mother of two, being told to prepare for life in a wheelchair was not part of Andrea Zorbalas's life plan. But in late 2010, when the words "you have multiple sclerosis" came out of her doctor's mouth, her life changed forever. "It was devastating," Ms Zorbalas said. "I had a young family to look after. "The doctors said that I basically had 10 years before I was in a wheelchair because the MS was so aggressive."

  • 1 month ago
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    Bortuzzo shoots puck in off referee from impossible angle

    Too bad it didn't count as per the rules :(