Daily Archives: June 10, 2018

Aviation’s most outspoken boss thinks women cannot do his job

THE International Air Transport Association (IATA), a trade association for airlines, was founded in 1945 to promote the interests of carriers around the world. In recent years the airline cartel of old has been accused of being out of tune with the times, particularly by low-cost carriers such as Ryanair, which is Europe’s biggest. At this week’s AGM in Sydney ...

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Cole Harbour, N.S., homes evacuated as forest fire spreads

Fire crews in Nova Scotia will monitor a forest fire burning in an area off Bissett Road in Cole Harbour overnight and some residents of two nearby streets are spending the night away from home.  The fire had covered an estimated six to eight hectares in an area known as the Shearwater Flyer trail by evening. RCMP went door-to-door on Lakeridge Crescent and part of Astral ...

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Winners and losers in the plan to equalize access to medication

It’s a big country, but Rowan Burdge who has Type 1 diabetes knows her medical condition means she can only afford to live in a few select provinces. The woman who now lives in B.C. says she had to leave Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan after discovering big differences in what provincial health plans cover. Canadians have to live in a province ...

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'Dinosaur bands' rock all the way to the bank, fuelled by fans' nostalgia and fear

What’s old is … well, it’s actually still old but it’s certainly popular — and profitable — when it comes to rock ‘n’ roll. A scan of Winnipeg’s concert listings for the next few months might make think you fell into a wormhole and re-emerged in a time when headbands, tube tops, snakeskin tights and big, back-combed hair were popular. “It’s dusty,” joked longtime concert promoter Kevin ...

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21 clever Alexa commands you will use again and again

More than any other device, Alexa has become our closest approximation of artificial intelligence. She has a voice and personality, and if you ask the right question, she’ll even get sassy with you. Users even refer to Alexa as “she.” We usually prefer to say her name, rather than the name of the device itself, Amazon Echo. Recently, Alexa has ...

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After a spectacular defeat, the soul-searching begins for Ontario Liberals

After suffering a spectacular rebuke from voters in Thursday’s election, Ontario’s Liberals must now face the daunting task of rebuilding their party against steep odds. With just seven seats, the Grits may no longer have official party status at the Legislature. They are also without a leader after the embattled former premier Kathleen Wynne announced she was stepping down late Thursday. Party ...

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Salmonella found in pre-cut melon sickens 60 people, CDC says

Officials urged people to throw out pre-cut melon sold in major supermarket chains after a salmonella outbreak linked to the fruit sickened 60 people in five states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. Caito Foods, LLC recalled its packages of pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh-cut medley products containing these melons after people reported feeling ill ...

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