Daily Archives: June 19, 2018

Pensions to be clawed back from overpaid Sears retirees

Sears Canada pensioners have been dealt another financial setback. The company that took over the defunct retailer’s pension plan says former employees have been getting paid too much — and now they have to pay it back.  When Sears Canada closed its doors for good last fall, retirees were told the plan was underfunded by about $270 million. Pensions were slashed by ...

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Meat 2.0? Green meat? War of words over what to call lab-grown meat

If meat is grown in a lab without slaughtering animals, what should it be called? That question has yet to be decided by regulators, but for the moment it’s pitting animal rights advocates and others against cattle ranchers in a war of words. Supporters of the science are embracing “clean meat” to describe meat grown by replicating animal cells. Many ...

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Michael Jackson stage musical vying for Broadway run

A musical about the King of Pop is moonwalking its way to Broadway. The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage on Tuesday unveiled plans for a stage musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson. They hope it will be ready for Broadway by 2020. The story for the still-untitled musical will be written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner ...

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Slain Mongolian model's father seeks Malaysia to reopen case

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia –  The father of a Mongolian model whose murder touched off a scandal in the highest levels of Malaysia’s recently ousted ruling party said Tuesday he will ask new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to reopen the investigation into his daughter’s death. Altantuya Shaariibuu was shot dead and her body blown up with plastic explosives outside Kuala Lumpur in ...

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Dozens missing in Indonesia as ferry sinks

Dozens of people are missing from a ferry that sank on Indonesia’s Lake Toba, casting a tragic pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month. Cellphone video released Tuesday by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency shows the crew of another ferry attempting to rescue people struggling in the waters shortly after the sinking Monday evening but being ...

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Do Britain’s railways need a Fat Controller?

ON MAY 20th, the biggest changes to train timetables in modern British history took place, affecting commuters and business travellers across the country. In the weeks beforehand, the train-operating companies had been spinning the changes as good news for passengers due to an increase in the number of services offered. Journalists were being hosted on training rides on the new ...

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