Daily Archives: July 4, 2018

Einstein's gravity theory passes extreme test on zombie star

If you drop a bowling ball and a baseball from a tall building, you can generally expect them to fall and hit the ground at the same time. Even in conditions with extreme gravity, very different from the scale of physics we’re familiar with on Earth, gravity affects objects the same way — as Albert Einstein predicted.   This has allowed us ...

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Rohingya still fleeing violence, persecution in Myanmar

Rohingya Muslims continue to flee Myanmar’s Rakhine state, many testifying about violence, persecution, killings and burning of their homes by soldiers and Buddhists, the United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, in his final remarks to the Human Rights Council before stepping down on Aug. 31, questioned a top Myanmar official’s assertion that the government was committed ...

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Jazz Fest cancels, apologizes to those 'hurt' by SLĀV after widespread criticism

Montreal’s International Jazz Festival has cancelled all the remaining performances of SLĀV in response to critics who have accused the show of cultural appropriation. In a statement made public Wednesday, the festival apologized to those who were “hurt” by the show. “Since the beginning of SLĀV performances, the festival team has been shaken and deeply touched by all the testimonials we have received,” the festival ...

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Canadian company that helped build new World Trade Centre hurt by Trump's steel tariffs

Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel are hurting a Canadian company that played an instrumental role in building an iconic symbol of American perseverance in U.S. President Donald Trump’s home city. ADF Group, a Quebec-based steel producer which constructed a significant portion of the new World Trade Centre, has already laid off 50 workers because of the escalating trade dispute. “We ...

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$7.5M settlement approved in GoodLife class action

A judge has approved a $7.5 million settlement for members of a class-action lawsuit against GoodLife Fitness. The lawsuit, launched in the fall of 2016, sought lost wages on behalf of company employees. It alleged, among other things, that the London, Ont.,-based fitness giant failed to accurately record employees’ working hours, made it difficult to collect overtime pay and created a ...

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U.S. Border Patrol questions crews of 2 fishing vessels in Canadian waters

The federal government is investigating reports that two Canadian fishing vessels were approached, and crew members questioned, by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Canadian waters in the Gulf of Maine in late June. According to Global Affairs Canada, the incidents occurred June 24 and June 25 around Machias Seal Island and North Rock. While details are scant, the fishermen are members of ...

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