Daily Archives: June 16, 2018

Dozens of 'optimistic' volunteers resume search for 3 missing boaters near Tofino

Dozens of volunteers have resumed the search for three missing people off the coast of Vancouver Island. The boaters disappeared when a small boat capsized near Tofino, B.C., on Friday morning. A search was launched after several 911 callers reported hearing screams for help from the water near Duffin Cove around 3 a.m. PT. Two men were rescued — one from the water and one who had ...

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Natalie Portman calls Harvard pal Jared Kushner 'a super-villain'

Natalie Portman says her Harvard classmate Jared Kushner has become a “super-villain.” The Academy Award-winning actress said on CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert Thursday that there’s not much funny to say about “someone you were friends with becoming a super-villain.” Portman and Kushner, who is a White House senior adviser, both graduated from Harvard in 2003. Portman noted that Kushner has compared ...

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15 tech upgrades you can get for free

Road sign theme concepts – Opportunities.  (This content is subject to copyright.) (Credit: iStock)  (This content is subject to copyright.) You’ve spent so much money already – on a laptop, tablet, computer, router, network extender, printer, and smartphone. You’ve signed up for the internet, and you’re paying monthly fees. You’ll be relieved to know that a lot of tech is ...

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An inside look at the new House of Commons

In January, MPs will move across the parliamentary precinct from the Centre Block to the newly renovated West Block. The building will act as a temporary home for the House of Commons for the next 10 years as the Centre Block closes for construction. The interim House of Commons chamber is seen during a media tour of the renovated West Block ...

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Glass walls, not metal fencing, to surround Eiffel Tower

​Goodbye metal fencing, hello glass walls: Paris authorities are building a permanent security belt around the Eiffel Tower, replacing the current fencing around it with more visually appealing glass walls. The company operating France’s most-visited monument says see-through panels are being set up at the north and south ends of the site. Each panel, made from over six-centimetre thick armoured glass, ...

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The insecurity of freelance work

THE decline of the conventional job has been much heralded in recent years. It is now nearly axiomatic that people will work for a range of employers in a variety of roles over their lifetimes, with a much more flexible schedule than in the past. Opinion is still divided over whether this change is a cause for concern or a ...

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This brewer refuses to sell his products in cans. Here's why

Henry Pedro learned something about bauxite mining in a university engineering class that ended up influencing an important decision he had to make in his career as a brewer. Educated as a chemical engineer, Pedro spent most of his adult life in maintenance engineering until 2013, when he co-founded Boxing Rock Brewing in Shelburne, N.S. All breweries must decide how they want to ...

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