Daily Archives: January 11, 2018

Plot twist: opera Carmen altered in anti-violence protest

Carmen, the opera heroine, gets to live instead of being slain — thanks to a bold twist to the finale of the Georges Bizet work by some who believe it’s time to say enough to violence against women. The production of Carmen this month at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino theater in Florence is the talk of the town, and seats are ...

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Corey Feldman denies groping allegations stemming from 2017

Corey Feldman “vehemently denies” allegations that he groped a woman in early 2017. A rep for Feldman told Fox News on Wednesday via email that Corey “vehemently denies these egregious accusations. It goes against everything he believes in and is fighting for — victim protection and stopping inappropriate behavior toward both children and adults.” TMZ reported that an unidentified woman ...

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Recent cold snap can't be blamed on climate change, study finds

Consider this cold comfort: A quick study of the brutal recent cold snap in Canada and the U.S. found that the Arctic blast really wasn’t global warming but a freak of nature. Frigid weather like the two-week cold spell that began around Christmas is 15 times rarer than it was a century ago, according to a team of international scientists who ...

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Predicting doom for the bond market

INVESTORS are dragging their attention away from the stockmarket for a moment to figure out what is going on in the other main part of their portfolios: government bonds. Yields have been rising so far this year and Bill Gross, one of the sector’s gurus, has said the long bull market (which dates back to the early 1980s) is finally ...

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Sale of controversial 'miracle' tonic results in dozens of charges

A B.C. man and an Alberta woman face dozens of Food and Drug Act charges related to the promotion of a so-called miracle tonic touted as capable of curing everything from AIDS to autism. The charges against Stanley and Sara Nowak follow years of Health Canada warnings about the sale of sodium chlorite, a bleach that a global community of believers is ...

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Amazon calls first NFL streaming season a success

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson (12) reaches for a pass while surrounded by Tennessee Titans defenders, Jan. 6, 2018.  (Reuters via USA Today Sports) Amazon is calling its first season of live-streaming NFL games a success. The company said its biggest audience was in Washington, D.C., followed by Washington state, Colorado, Oregon and Utah. But Jim DeLorenzo, head ...

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