Monthly Archives: November 2017

Jays analyst Gregg Zaun fired by Sportsnet for 'inappropriate behaviour'

Gregg Zaun has been fired from Sportsnet due to “inappropriate behaviour and comments” toward female employees. Rick Brace, President of Rogers Media, said in a statement Thursday that the company was terminating the contract of the Blue Jays analyst effective immediately. “This week, we received complaints from multiple female employees at Sportsnet regarding inappropriate behaviour by Gregg Zaun in the ...

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Cool tech converts dirt bikes for Jason Bourne-like snow supremacy

Timbersled tech transforms motorcycles into special operations snow bikes for winter warfare and mountain combat – and it is now available to civilians to tear it up on the slopes too. Polaris’ Timbersled is a novel system that adapts dirt bikes into the ultimate snow bikes capable of tackling steep mountain inclines and ultra-deep snow with ease. These are snow ...

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Air Transat failed passengers stuck on 2 flights at Ottawa airport, agency decides

The Canadian Transportation Agency has ruled Air Transat broke its agreement with passengers when it left them in two planes stranded on the tarmac of the Ottawa International Airport July 31. The agency found that pilots had too much power over how the situation was handled and it resulted in the violation of the airline’s tariff, or agreement with passengers. ...

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Jim Nabors, TV's homespun Gomer Pyle and singer, dies at 87

Jim Nabors, the shy Alabaman whose down-home comedy made him a TV star as Gomer Pyle and whose surprisingly operatic voice kept him a favorite in Las Vegas and other showplaces, died Thursday. He was 87. Nabors, who underwent a liver transplant in 1994 after contracting hepatitis B, died peacefully at his home in Hawaii after his health had declined ...

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Priscilla Presley says Elvis was determined to impress her parents, despite their age difference

Newlyweds Elvis and Priscilla Presley, who met while Elvis was in the Army, prepare to board their private jet following their wedding at the Aladdin Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.  (This content is subject to copyright.) When a teenage Priscilla Beaulieu was invited to party with Elvis Presley, her parents immediately said no. “My father said, ‘Absolutely not!’” the ...

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North Korean regime would be 'utterly destroyed' if it provokes war, U.S. ambassador warns

The United States warned North Korea’s leadership it would be “utterly destroyed” if war were to break out after Pyongyang test-fired its most advanced missile, putting the U.S. mainland within range, in violation of UN Security Council resolutions. The Trump administration has repeatedly said all options are on the table in dealing with North Korea’s ballistic and nuclear weapons programs, including ...

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Unilever dodges the Brexit crossfire

IN 1929 the Lever Brothers, a British soapmaker, merged with Margarine Unie, a Dutch margarine manufacturer, to form Unilever. The company has an annual turnover of over €50bn ($59bn), and a portfolio of brands that is recognisable worldwide, from its Flora spread to its Persil detergent. It has retained dual nationality for nearly 90 years, with holding companies and share ...

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