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N.L. contest winner an extra in 'the magic that is Magic Mike XXL'

N.L. contest winner an extra in 'the magic that is Magic Mike XXL'

Magic Mike XXL opened at cinemas across Canada this week, and one Newfoundland woman got to be an extra on the side of the stage. "Well, put it this way: they call it XXL for a reason," says Karen Hanlon, from St. John's. Hanlon was the only Canadian winner of a contest through Entertainment Tonight Canada to play an extra on Magic Mike XXL.

  • Plankton's 'eye' made up of organelles, study suggests CBC - 10 hours ago

    "It's an amazingly complex structure for a single-celled organism to have evolved," said Greg Gavelis, lead author of a paper published in Nature on Wednesday and a PhD … More »Plankton's 'eye' made up of organelles, study suggests

    "It's an amazingly complex structure for a single-celled organism to have evolved," said Greg Gavelis, lead author of a paper published in Nature on Wednesday and a PhD student at the University of British Columbia, in a statement.

  • Pacific Rubiales delays shareholder vote on sale to end of month Reuters - 13 hours ago

    Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp said on Thursday it has postponed a shareholder vote on its planned C$2 billion ($1.6 billion) takeover by Alfa SAB de CV and Harbour Energy … More »Pacific Rubiales delays shareholder vote on sale to end of month

    Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp said on Thursday it has postponed a shareholder vote on its planned C$2 billion ($1.6 billion) takeover by Alfa SAB de CV and Harbour Energy Ltd at the request of the bidding companies. The offer from Alfa and Harbour Energy came during difficult times for Pacific Rubiales, whose shares have …

  • Crescent Point to acquire light oil producer Coral Hill Reuters - 13 hours ago

    CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Crescent Point Energy Corp , Canada's No. 4 independent oil producer, said on Thursday it will acquire privately owned light oil producer … More »Crescent Point to acquire light oil producer Coral Hill

    CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Crescent Point Energy Corp , Canada's No. 4 independent oil producer, said on Thursday it will acquire privately owned light oil producer Coral Hill Energy Ltd, operating in west central Alberta. The deal comes just days after Crescent Point's plan to buy another Canadian light oil producer, …

  • Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley announces a state settlement with BP for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the Capitol building in Montgomery, Ala. BP and five Gulf states announced an $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant’s oil spill in 2010. The settlement also involves Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. (Albert Cesare/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
    BP agrees to record settlement, estimates total cost of Gulf spill will reach $53.8 billion The Canadian Press - 15 hours ago

    Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in … More »BP agrees to record settlement, estimates total cost of Gulf spill will reach $53.8 billion

    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley announces a state settlement with BP for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the Capitol building in Montgomery, Ala. BP and five Gulf states announced an $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant’s oil spill in 2010. The settlement also involves Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. (Albert Cesare/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

    Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to an estimated $53.8 billion. Federal and state government officials touted the record-breaking …

  • Hydro-Québec wants to hike rates to pay for Magdalen Islands oil spill CBC - 15 hours ago

    Hydro-Québec customers across the province could see their bills go up to pay for an oil spill clean-up. The public utility expects to spend $20 million on the cleanup, … More »Hydro-Québec wants to hike rates to pay for Magdalen Islands oil spill

    Hydro-Québec customers across the province could see their bills go up to pay for an oil spill clean-up. The public utility expects to spend $20 million on the cleanup, and while it does have insurance to cover oil spills, it's only covered for accidents that cost between $50 and $900 million. Serge Abergel, a spokesperson …

  • Paige Leonard speaks with a recruiter from a jewelry and gem company during the GIA Jewelry Career Fair in New York in this file photo
    Mixed U.S. jobs report dampens September rate hike bets Reuters - 15 hours ago

    By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed in June and Americans left the labor force in droves, tempering expectations for a September interest … More »Mixed U.S. jobs report dampens September rate hike bets

    Paige Leonard speaks with a recruiter from a jewelry and gem company during the GIA Jewelry Career Fair in New York in this file photo

    By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed in June and Americans left the labor force in droves, tempering expectations for a September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. The Labor Department said on Thursday nonfarm payrolls rose 223,000 last month after a downwardly revised 254,000 increase …

  • 'Party like it's 2014!' Corporate Calgary cuts Stampede spending amid oil gloom The Canadian Press - 15 hours ago

    This time last year David Howard was getting ready to host a number of high-profile corporate parties as part of Calgary's Stampede, but that's not the case this time … More »'Party like it's 2014!' Corporate Calgary cuts Stampede spending amid oil gloom

    This time last year David Howard was getting ready to host a number of high-profile corporate parties as part of Calgary's Stampede, but that's not the case this time around. "Corporate parties, big parties cancelled, no doubt," said Vickers.

  • A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange sign in Toronto
    TSX climbs as investors seek safety in defensive shares Reuters - 15 hours ago

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday as market choppiness due to uncertainty in Greece sent investors looking for safety in healthcare shares … More »TSX climbs as investors seek safety in defensive shares

    A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange sign in Toronto

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday as market choppiness due to uncertainty in Greece sent investors looking for safety in healthcare shares and other defensive sectors, offsetting weakness in commodity-sensitive stocks. Rattled by the Greek crisis, the TSX index slipped into the red last month …

  • Oil rigs back in service in U.S., Canada as prices stabilize CBC - 16 hours ago

    The number of North American oil rigs in use is up for the first time since December, as oil's sustained period in the $58 to $60 range encouraged drillers to turn on … More »Oil rigs back in service in U.S., Canada as prices stabilize

    The number of North American oil rigs in use is up for the first time since December, as oil's sustained period in the $58 to $60 range encouraged drillers to turn on the taps. The number of U.S. oil rigs rose by 12 to 640, after dropping for six months, according to drilling services company Baker Hughes. In Canada, …

  • Nova Scotia earthquakes come in waves, geologist says
    Nova Scotia earthquakes come in waves, geologist says CBC - 16 hours ago

    The tiny earthquake that wobbled Nova Scotia on Canada Day could be a sign that a big one is about to devastate the province, but it's probably not. Sometimes a string … More »Nova Scotia earthquakes come in waves, geologist says

    Nova Scotia earthquakes come in waves, geologist says

    The tiny earthquake that wobbled Nova Scotia on Canada Day could be a sign that a big one is about to devastate the province, but it's probably not. Sometimes a string of small quakes indicate a big one is coming and National Resources Canada confirmed that at 3:32 p.m. on Wednesday, a small quake hit 60 kilometres southwest …

  • Yukon inventor wins $60K for radon system CBC - 17 hours ago

    Adam Greetham's radon mitigation system is the winner of the $60,000 Yukon Innovation Prize from the Cold Climate Innovation Centre at Yukon College. Greetham's invention … More »Yukon inventor wins $60K for radon system

    Adam Greetham's radon mitigation system is the winner of the $60,000 Yukon Innovation Prize from the Cold Climate Innovation Centre at Yukon College. Greetham's invention manages household radon through a centralized system that's more energy efficient and user-friendly. Greetham says his system will be ready for retail …

  • Calgary nurse, doctor save 4-year-old with rare disease
    Calgary nurse, doctor save 4-year-old with rare disease CBC - 17 hours ago

    For a child with a rare blood disease, Ben Anderson is lucky. The four-year-old's condition could have gone undetected until it caused organ failure if it weren't for … More »Calgary nurse, doctor save 4-year-old with rare disease

    Calgary nurse, doctor save 4-year-old with rare disease

    For a child with a rare blood disease, Ben Anderson is lucky. The four-year-old's condition could have gone undetected until it caused organ failure if it weren't for the quick action of health-care workers at the Alberta Children's Hospital. "There was really no symptoms," said his mother Shannon Anderson.

  • Pedestrians walk at San Francisco square where an image of Pope Francis is displayed in La Paz
    Pope's South American trip: defending the poor and the planet Reuters - 18 hours ago

    The July 5-13 trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay will be his first abroad since he made a clarion call for defense of the environment and the poor in his landmark … More »Pope's South American trip: defending the poor and the planet

    Pedestrians walk at San Francisco square where an image of Pope Francis is displayed in La Paz

    The July 5-13 trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay will be his first abroad since he made a clarion call for defense of the environment and the poor in his landmark encyclical "Laudato Si" last month. It is also the Argentine pope's first trip to Spanish-speaking South America - he made a trip to Brazil for a youth festival …

  • The logo of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is seen on a building in Toronto
    RBC, BMO grab top spots in Canadian M&A adviser rankings Reuters - 18 hours ago

    By Euan Rocha and John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Canada and Bank of Montreal were the top two advisers on Canadian M&A deals in the first half of 2015, … More »RBC, BMO grab top spots in Canadian M&A adviser rankings

    The logo of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is seen on a building in Toronto

    By Euan Rocha and John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Canada and Bank of Montreal were the top two advisers on Canadian M&A deals in the first half of 2015, a period during which the overall dollar value of deals surged despite a decline in the actual number of transactions. Thomson Reuters data released on …

  • Andy Murray of Britain serves during his match against Robin Haase of the Netherlands at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London
    Sublime Murray finds A-Game Reuters - 18 hours ago

    By Pritha Sarkar LONDON (Reuters) - When a totally off-balance Andy Murray fashioned the most improbable lob winner to break Robin Haase in the first set on Thursday … More »Sublime Murray finds A-Game

    Andy Murray of Britain serves during his match against Robin Haase of the Netherlands at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London

    By Pritha Sarkar LONDON (Reuters) - When a totally off-balance Andy Murray fashioned the most improbable lob winner to break Robin Haase in the first set on Thursday the Dutchman must have known that his 2015 Wimbledon journey was going to end sooner rather than later. The delectable lob that bounced off the Scot's racket …

 
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