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Saint John kick–starts Pride Week on Tuesday with events for all ages and this year, in-person activities are back. Things will get rolling at 10 a.m. with Mayor Donna Reardon raising the Pride flag. President of Saint John Pride Michael Cummings said this year is exciting because every event last year had to be streamed online due to COVID. "We haven't seen a lot of our friends in a while. We are excited to do that this year." Some of the events include a week-long art gallery show at the Cobal
Marie Kennedy still remembers driving home from the long-term care centre in Sherbooke, N.S., as her children asked why their grandmother could no longer remember their names. That conversation a decade ago and the ones that followed were hard ones. Their grandmother's heart, Kennedy told her sons, was undiminished — inside it lay a love just as fierce as when she'd proudly held their hands on a walk. Her brain "full of bright lights," however, was being dimmed by a disease called Alzheimer's. "
Marvell Technology Inc on Tuesday said it has agreed to acquire chip startup Innovium in a $1.1 billion all-stock deal aimed at bolstering Marvell's share of networking chips sold to large cloud-computing companies. Marvell's rival, Broadcom Inc, currently dominates the market for chips that go into the switches that help move digital information around inside massive data centers owned by cloud players like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Corp and others. Marvell took a step toward getting into that market last year with its $10 billion purchase of Inphi Corp, whose chips help connect the switches with fiber optic cables.
From the skate park to the open water, here are five things to look out for at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, Aug. 5.
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania has ordered its border guards to turn away, by force if needed, migrants attempting to enter the Baltic country as the rapidly growing number of immigrants illegally crossing from neighboring Belarus has emerged a major foreign policy issue to the small European Union nation. The Interior Ministry distributed a video footage shot from a helicopter as a proof that large groups of immigrants were being escorted to the European Union border by vehicles belonging
BOZALAN, Turkey (AP) — As Turkish fire crews pressed ahead Tuesday with their weeklong battle against blazes tearing through forests and villages on the country's southern coast, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government faced increased criticism over its apparent poor response and inadequate preparedness for large-scale wildfires. Fed by strong winds and scorching temperatures, the fires that began Wednesday have left eight people dead, forced thousands of residents and tourists to flee homes
BERLIN (Reuters) -Infineon Chief Executive Reinhard Ploss on Tuesday supported the idea of Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC) building a chip fabrication plant in Germany, expressing a clear preference for its technology over that of Intel. "It would be an interesting idea to have TSMC in Germany," Ploss told reporters, while declining to comment directly on reports the dominant contract chip manufacturer was in talks on building a plant there. Responding to the reports, TSMC said last month it was too early to say whether it would build a semiconductor plant in Germany and that talks were in their early stages.
Maatalii Okalik misses her home in Nunavut, which she hasn't been able to visit since the start of the pandemic. But living and studying in Greenland has given her a different sense of home, immersed in a culture that is deeply familiar. "We love to laugh the same, we hunt the same food ... we're the same people. It's just been... I feel like, very home, here," she said, from Sisimiut, Greenland, where she has been working on her master's thesis. Okalik, who is originally from Pangnirtung, Nunav
What started out as a potentially magical day for Canadian's women's beach volleyball quickly became a nightmare at Tokyo's Shiokaze Park. Both Canadian pairs lost their quarter-final matches, including the world's number one pair Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes, who, coming into tonight, hadn't dropped a set during this Olympic tournament. They had been a force during this tournament, never really challenged. That changed tonight as they were never able to find their rhythm, losing to Au
The 2020 Summer Olympic Games have marked a historic number of publicly out gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and nonbinary athletes in Tokyo. (Aug. 3)
A Calgary-based law firm, on behalf of all Canadian cities and municipalities, has filed an objection to Purdue Pharma L.P.'s multibillion-dollar bankruptcy proposal that would compensate U.S. cities, counties, states and Native American tribes for damages related to the opioid crisis while leaving out Canadian jurisdictions. The case will be heard in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on August 9. Evidence from a couple of Canadian cities, including Grande Prairie,
An independent police oversight agency is still part of the New Brunswick government's plans, but officials won't say when the public can expect to see the creation of the long-promised investigative body. Last year, the Nova Scotia government was considering a proposal from New Brunswick that would see the two neighbouring provinces collaborate on a serious incident response team, commonly called a SIRT. That was weeks after police officers in the province shot and killed 26-year-old Chantel Mo
Ledon Wellon said in January she wasn’t going to hold her breath when the Liberal party promised an in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinic for the province as part of its re-election platform. Turns out she was wise not to. “It’s exciting to hear, but there’ve been promises before, so I can’t get too excited without actually seeing anything start to happen,” she said at the time. Last week, Health Minister Dr. John Haggie essentially backed away from that promise, saying an IVF clinic is not practi
SHANGHAI (Reuters) -China's technology and chip sectors came under fresh selling pressure on Tuesday after state media attacked the country's largest social media and video game firm, Tencent Holdings Ltd, and regulators said they are launching an investigation into chip distributors in the auto industry. The broadside comes days after the securities regulator and state media sought to soothe investor fears over the pace and breadth of market reform.
Tay council is hosting a special meeting Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. to review and potentially award a contract for a MacKenzie Park washroom building and pavilion project. The three-decade old structure was approved for an upgrade last year at the estimated cost of $150,000. Members of the public are invited to attend the virtual meeting by viewing the video conference online or by listening by telephone call-in. Details of the video conference and telephone call-in options will be published with the
BEIRUT (AP) — After the massive explosion at Beirut’s port a year ago, only a small part of Ibrahim Hoteit’s younger brother was identified: his scalp. Hoteit buried his brother — a large man, a firefighter, a martial arts champion — in a container the size of a shoebox. Since then, Hoteit has sold his business, a perfume and accessories shop. He sleeps only a few hours a night. Black circles ring his eyes. One thing drives him now: winning justice for the victims of the Aug. 4, 2020, explosion
Alibaba's results mirror those of e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc in the United States, as the easing of pandemic-related restrictions has led to more consumers visiting physical stores rather than ordering online. Core commerce revenue for Alibaba rose about 35% to 180.24 billion yuan in the quarter, compared with estimates of 184.23 billion yuan. Overall, revenue rose about 34% to 205.74 billion yuan ($31.83 billion) in the first quarter ended June 30, below estimates for 209.39 billion yuan, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.
A P.E.I. woman is hoping to highlight some of the Island's attractions, and give publicity to local businesses and tourism operators affected by COVID-19 restrictions. P.E.I.'s Opposition health critic wants the province's health minister to authorize Health PEI to publicize job postings for nurse practitioners. There were no new cases of COVID-19 reported for P.E.I. over the weekend, but there were some potential exposure sites related to travellers. The Chief Public Health Office says anyone w
As far as growing seasons go, the P.E.I. Potato Board says this summer is one of the best they've seen in years. It's largely the result of prime growing conditions — steady rain and favourable temperatures — and farmers are hoping this keeps up right through to the harvest. Greg Donald, general manager of the board, says potato farmers are happy, excited and optimistic as their fields flourish in these conditions. "Many of them are saying to this point it's probably some of the best growing con
Runners are at the ready as race season begins to return to normal with the Cape to Cabot 20K set to go in-person in October. Registration for the gruelling race from Cape Spear to Signal Hill opened on Sunday, and race director Guy Beazley said about 250 people had already signed up as of Monday afternoon. The race is capped at 500 participants. Beazley said those who are up to the challenge should register as soon as possible, as he expects it to sell out. Last year the race was run virtually.