Daily Archives: October 15, 2017

Al Michaels apologizes for comparing Giants to Harvey Weinstein

This is an Aug. 1, 2011 file photo showing NBC Sports announcer Al Michaels in Beverly Hills, Calif. Police in Southern California say that Michaels has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.  (AP/File) NBC’s NFL announcer Al Michaels on Sunday compared the New York Giants’ injury-prone season to Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment and rape allegations, prompting a ...

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How to check if someone has read your email

Want to know if your email has been read? Here’s how. (Credit: iStock)  (mheim3011) You write an email. No reply. You send another email. No reply. You’re halfway through a third email and you stop. What happened to the first two? Junk folder? Were the messages just ignored? In the 21st century, our inboxes are flooded. The average adult will ...

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Transport minister says drone hit commercial plane near Quebec City

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau said he’s “extremely preoccupied” by an incident that saw a small drone collide with a passenger airplane above Jean Lesage airport in Quebec City on Thursday. “This should not have happened. That drone should not have been there,” he said, Garneau confirmed that the aircraft, a Skyjet plane, only sustained minor damage and said he was relieved that no one ...

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After Harvey Weinstein, is Hollywood really set to change?

The toppling of once-mighty movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been swift and unprecedented, but is this truly a watershed moment for Hollywood? Since the release of explosive investigative reports in The New York Times and The New Yorker, Weinstein has gone underground, reportedly seeking therapy. (He has denied any “allegations of non-consensual sex.”) Meanwhile, accusers continue to come forward, forcing the industry to face difficult questions ...

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Wire-bristle BBQ brush incident reports more than double

A surgeon who has had to treat patients injured after swallowing  wire bristles from a barbecue brush says Health Canada should be moving more quickly to take the brushes off the market. “They could be moving a little quicker,” said Guelph General Hospital surgeon Dr. Leigh Bishop. “I’m not sure if they’re taking it as serious as they could be. ...

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Europe's migration crisis casts long shadow as Austria votes

Austria voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election that is expected to see 31-year-old conservative Sebastian Kurz become chancellor on a pledge to take a hard line on refugees and work to end Europe’s migration crisis. Foreign Minister Kurz propelled his People’s Party (OVP) to the top of opinion polls when he became leader in May, dislodging the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) that had held first place ...

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