Daily Archives: December 18, 2017

Community opposed new route of derailed train

A community along the new rail line where an Amtrak train derailed Monday in a deadly crash had tried to stop the project on grounds higher-speed passenger trains would endanger pedestrians and motorists. The city of Lakewood, Wash., several kilometres north of the crash site, went to court in 2013 to stop the Point Defiance Bypass project, which redirected passenger ...

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Montreal mayor cancels Formula E race, calls it 'financial fiasco'

Montreal will no longer host the controversial Formula E electric car race, now that Mayor Valérie Plante’s administration has learned taxpayers would be expected to shell out up to $35 million for the second edition of the race in 2018. “Montrealers have made it clear that we can’t waste their money on poorly planned projects that don’t serve them,” Plante said. She criticized the former ...

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A Prairie Home Companion renamed Live from Here

A Prairie Home Companion has been given a new name — Live from Here — in the wake of creator Garrison Keillor’s acrimonious split with Minnesota Public Radio. Chris Thile, the mandolin virtuoso who has hosted the weekly variety show since Keillor’s retirement last year, announced the new name Saturday evening as the show opened a live performance in New York City. ...

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What 2018 has in store for the markets

WHAT is in store for economies and markets in 2018? Around this time of year, a large number of analysts and fund managers are giving their views. Among the most interesting and thoughtful approaches can be found at Absolute Strategy Research (ASR), an independent group founded by David Bowers and Ian Harnett. ASR adds extra depth to its analysis by ...

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High Arctic fossils reveal ancient bear's weakness for sweets

Two bears living in a boreal forest in Canada’s High Arctic millions of years ago munched on too many sweets and didn’t brush their teeth, fossil evidence suggests. As you might imagine, those bears ended up with cavities — something that paleontologists were very excited to see. “These individuals actually suffered from a condition that well, humans also experience,” said Natalia ...

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