Daily Archives: June 25, 2018

Trudeau's 1st peacekeeping mission just under stated goal of 15% female soldiers

Canada’s first major peacekeeping deployment under the Trudeau Liberals will fall slightly short of its stated goal in terms of the participation of women, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says. More female participation in the gritty, often dangerous work of rebuilding shattered nations is a signature ambition of both the UN Security Council and the Liberal government, which has gone to ...

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Too early to tell extent of injury to QB Ricky Ray: Argos GM

Toronto Argos GM Jim Popp said the preliminary reports on quarterback Ricky Ray are good, but it is too early to give a prognosis on the 38-year-old. Ray was injured in Saturday’s 41-7 loss to Calgary after being sandwiched between Stampeders defensive linemen Ja’Gared Davis and Cordarro Law. Play was halted for over 20 minutes as medical personnel treated Ray. Ray has been a model of resiliency ...

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Sessions faces protest as he defends Trump's immigration policies

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the Trump administration’s immigration policies Monday in a speech, calling on Congress to act and asserting that many children were brought to the border by violent gang members. Speaking at a school safety conference in Nevada, Sessions said the crisis at the border is a “difficult and frustrating situation” that requires Congress to act. ...

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Profits and perils of the new Canadian pot economy: Don Pittis

“Eyes shone, cheeks were flushed, the inner light of universal benevolence broke out on every face in happy, friendly smiles.” That’s Aldous Huxley in his 1932 novel Brave New World, describing “soma,” a drug provided by the state to help citizens cope in his fictional dystopia. If you are looking for something to take the sting out of the current round ...

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Could self-repairing 'Star Wars' droid L3-37 come to life? Not quite

Phoebe Waller-Bridge plays L3-37 in “Solo: A Star Wars Story”  (Lucasfilm) Is the newest droid in the “Star Wars” universe the future of modern robotics? In the recently released film “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” the droid L3-37, also known as L3 or Elthree, showcased a unique set of traits among “Star Wars” robots. The intelligent pilot droid is always changing, improving and ...

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