Monthly Archives: August 2017

Astronomers detect 15 signals from mysterious object in distant galaxy

While looking for signs of intelligent life in the universe, astronomers have detected 15 fast radio bursts from a distant galaxy. These poorly understood phenomena are short pulses of radio emission, just milliseconds long, believed to be coming from rapidly spinning neutron stars or black holes in distant galaxies. A less popular theory is that they’re signs of extremely powerful spacecraft from alien ...

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Jane Philpott looks to bring Indigenous health delivery to new department

Newly minted Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says her new department will likely include the delivery of health services for First Nations and Inuit — an area previously under her watch at Health Canada. Philpott said consultations and legislation will be required for the creation of her new ministry, but she said the 1996 Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples clearly suggested a new department should ...

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FOX NEWS POLL: Candid? Yes. Presidential? Not so much. Voters describe Trump – Voters warming up to sending additional troops to Afghanistan – To detach or stay connected — the vacation dilemma – READ THE FULL POLL RESULTS

President Donald Trump says what he thinks — a majority agrees on that.  Maybe that’s part of the reason most don’t call him presidential. The latest Fox News Poll asks voters how well several words and phrases apply to the president.  Trump is most defined by the “says what he thinks” trait.  More than 8-in-10 voters think that describes him ...

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Oxford Theatre, Halifax's cinematic icon, to close after 80 years

The Oxford Theatre, a cinematic icon in Halifax for 80 years, is closing its doors. The owner, Cineplex of Toronto, announced Thursday the building that houses the theatre located at the corner of Quinpool Road and Oxford Street has been sold to a local business owned by the Nahas family, Nanco Group. The developer plans to keep the building intact ...

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Iraq PM says Tal Afar 'fully liberated' from ISIS

Iraq’s prime minister on Thursday declared the town of Tal Afar “fully liberated” from the Islamic State group after a nearly two-week operation, the latest blow to the extremist group which ran nearly a third of the country three years ago. Iraqi troops “eliminated and smashed Daesh terrorists” in al-Ayadia district, about 10 kilometres northwest of Tal Afar, where the ...

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Apple MacBook Pro 2017 Updates: The Ultimate Flagship Laptop With Cutting-Edge Specs Plus Release Date & Features

Apple MacBook Pro 2017 Updates: The Ultimate Flagship Laptop With Cutting-Edge Specs Plus Release Date & Features Sign Up for Sports World News’ Newsletter and never miss out on our most popular stories. PARIS, FRANCE – DECEMBER 01: An attendee touches the Trackpad on the new MacBook Pro laptop computer inside the new Apple store Saint Germain during the press ...

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The gap between India’s richer and poorer states is widening

COUNTRIES find it easier to get rich once their neighbours already are. East Asia’s growth pattern has for decades been likened to a skein of geese, from Japan at the vanguard to laggards such as Myanmar at the rear. The same pattern can often be seen within big countries. Over the past decade, for example, China’s poorer provinces have grown ...

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Canada's GDP grew at 4.5% annual pace in 2nd quarter, fastest since 2011

Canada’s economy is expanding at its fastest annualized rate in six years, Statistics Canada reported Thursday. Canada’s gross domestic product grew by 1.1 per cent between March and June, an improvement from the 0.9 per cent growth seen in the previous three-month period.  That’s an annualized rate of expansion of 4.5 per cent, the highest the figure has been since the third ...

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