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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2: Sept. 26: Country singer David Frizzell is 80. Actor Kent McCord (“Adam 12”) is 79. “The Weakest Link” host Anne Robinson is 77. Singer Bryan Ferry is 76. Actor Mary Beth Hurt is 75. Singer-actor Olivia Newton-John is 73. Actor James Keane (“Bulworth,” TV’s “The Paper Chase”) is 69. Singer-guitarist Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos is 67. Country singer Carlene Carter is 66. Actor Linda Hamilton is 65. Singer Cindy Herron of En Vogue is 60. Actor Meli
Two St. John's friends finally got the chance to attend their prom this weekend, some 60 years after they attended grade school. Jean Pearce and Shirley Quinlan could barely sit still in the hours leading up to the senior prom dinner and dance held Saturday at branch 1 of the Royal Canadian Legion on Blackmarsh Road in St. John's. "I think it's going to be more exciting for us now, because we're older," Quinlan said while getting gussied up for the event Saturday afternoon. "All these years late
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron apologized Monday to Algerians who fought alongside French colonial forces in Algeria’s war for independence, and were then massacred and ostracized as traitors. In a solemn ceremony interrupted by the cries of one fighter’s daughter, Macron also promised a law guaranteeing reparations for the contingent known as the harkis. The distraught woman, who said she grew up in a camp where France sequestered harkis after the war, argued that the law wouldn’
Across Southeast Asia, sidewalk hawkers offer sizzling meat skewers bathed in the smoky aroma of smoldering wood coals and a seemingly endless combination of savory sauces. n Thailand, they might be pork slathered in coconut cream, or in Singapore, they could be charred chicken smothered in spicy peanut sauce. For this recipe from our book “COOKish,” which limits recipes to just six ingredients without sacrificing flavor, we decided to highlight the lesser-known but still familiar flavors of Mya
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s new Cabinet won a vote of confidence from Parliament on Monday during a session that was delayed for almost an hour because of a power outage and broken generator at the venue. The electricity outage underscored the multiple crises roiling the small Mediterranean nation amid an unprecedented economic meltdown, including a fuel shortage that has paralyzed the country. Nevertheless, Prime Minister Najib Mikati’s government, which was formed earlier this month after more tha
Wall Street fell in a broad sell-off on Monday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq suffering their biggest daily percentage drops since May, as fear of contagion from potential collapse of China's Evergrande drove investors out of equities in a flight for safety. The Nasdaq also hit its lowest level in about a month, but indexes pared losses just before the close to end well off their lows of the session. The Nasdaq was down more than 3% during the day.
Shediac dog trainer Bill Grimmer knows the limitless potential of man's best friend. From companionable couch potato to highly trained scent detection dogs, canines have been improving the lives of their human partners for thousands of years. Over the course of his long career, Grimmer has taught numerous breeds to do countless things. Everything from Chihuahuas to Great Danes; and scent detection to protection. Most recently, Grimmer is teaching dogs to detect cortisol, often called the stress
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The search for two missing fishermen from Mary's Harbour has resumed with the help of the Canadian Armed Forces and the coast guard Monday, after the official search off the coast of southern Labrador was called off Sunday night. In a Facebook post Monday, Labrador MP Yvonne Jones wrote that an RCAF maritime patrol plane and a coast guard vessel are now assisting in the search under the authorization of federal ministers after the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax decided to end its se
Cameco has signed an agreement with a nuclear reactor and fuel design engineering company to explore a possible collaboration in supplying fuel for small modular reactors (SMRs) in Canada and the United States. A representative of the Maryland-based company X-energy says this partnership with Cameco will help further their project of bringing "the world's first commercial advanced reactor to market in North America." "Cameco is a cornerstone of the Canadian nuclear industry and has global reach,
Opinion polls indicate no party will gain a majority of seats in the Canadian election on Monday, for the second straight time, leaving one of the two front-runners - Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or Conservative leader Erin O'Toole - trying to govern with a minority. Trudeau, who has led a minority government since 2019, called an early election in a bid to capitalize on the Liberals' handling of the pandemic and swing to a majority. If Trudeau wins a majority of the 338 seats in the House of Commons, he will remain prime minister.
The people who run what may go down as New Brunswick's tiniest provincial park hear one comment more than any other: "I never knew this was here." It's what New Brunswickers say when they stumble on Pokeshaw Park, about 38 kilometres northeast of Bathurst. "Very often tourists drive from Bathurst to the Acadian Peninsula, to Caraquet, without stopping along here, without realizing what the beauty of the coastline is," said Kevin Whelton, the park's president. At around 1.7 acres, the park is eas
Canadians are heading to polls across the country today, Monday, Sept. 20, after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau called the snap election 36 days ago.
Nova Scotia seafood companies have come to the aid of Ocean Choice International of St. John's, harvesting hundreds of tonnes of scallops for the company after its factory trawler Atlantic Destiny sank on Georges Bank in March. "Thankfully, they had enough capacity among them in the fleet to be able to take the quota out of the water," said Ocean Choice CEO Martin Sullivan. "They were all really helpful. Firstly, around the sinking, helping us in that situation, but then also helping us harvest
The City of Charlottetown has created its first ever natural asset inventory, part of a national movement to help municipalities better manage their natural areas and understand their value, including helping to deal with the impact of climate change. The inventory is available on the city's website, and includes forests, wetlands, grasslands, shrublands and water as well as agricultural land. In total, there are 1,719 individual natural assets in the new inventory. "I was quite surprised and it
As Saskatchewan broke multiple COVID-19 records over the weekend, there was at least one positive piece of information that started to become a little clearer. COVID-19 vaccination numbers have begun to climb since Premier Scott Moe announced mandatory masking and proof-of-vaccination policies on Thursday. Although it's only three days' worth of data, the initial signs point to a response from Saskatchewan residents who may have delayed or resisted getting a jab. On every day since the province
The fall of Afghanistan's capital over a month ago to Taliban insurgents not only robbed Saleem Yousofzada of sleep, but of hope. The Kabul-based filmmaker has, like numerous other documentarians, been living in fear of reprisal from militants for long depicting the experiences and highlighting the voices of Afghans in the country, now under new Taliban rule. "They just lost totally their hopes. They don't have hopes for the future," said Yousofzada in a video interview in reference to fellow Ka
(Reuters) -Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Monday their COVID-19 vaccine induced a robust immune response in 5 to 11 year olds, and they plan to ask for regulatory authorization as soon as possible to use the shot in children in that age range in the United States, Europe and elsewhere. The companies said their two-dose vaccine generated an immune response in the 5-to-11 year olds in a Phase II/III clinical trial that matched what was previously observed in 16-to-25 year olds. "Since July, pediatric cases of COVID-19 have risen by about 240 percent in the U.S. - underscoring the public health need for vaccination," Pfizer Chief Executive Albert Bourla said in a news release.
The Tourism Industry Association of Alberta (TIAA) conducted surveys of fellow residents of Alberta on the impacts of the outdoor recreation economy. Around 0.8 per cent of Alberta’s GDP is accounted for on recreational trips to Crown lands. The employment rate resulting from this spending is 6.1 times higher than both the forest and logging industries. On average, Alberta’s outdoor enthusiasts spend $258 per day trip and $757 per overnight trip. Each year, these consumers spend $2.3 billion on
The facility earned BP Plc more than $650 million in profits in 2019, according to financial filings reviewed by Reuters. BP's big bet is emblematic of the hard choices confronting Big Oil. All oil majors face mounting pressure from regulators and investors worldwide to develop cleaner energy and divest from fossil fuels, a primary source of greenhouse-gas emissions that cause global warming.