Day: April 15, 2019

Alberta political leaders trade pipeline barbs in final campaign push

April 15, 2019

A day before Alberta voters go to the polls, United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney and the NDP’s Rachel Notley traded attacks over the pipeline issue that has come to define the campaign. Kenney and Notley started their Monday — the last full day of the four-week election campaign — in the city where each party […]

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Samsung’s Foldable Phone, A Microsoft Email Hack, And More News

April 15, 2019

Tech news you can use, in two minutes or less: The first foldable phone is here OK, so it might look like twin beds in a hotel room, but Samsung has actually come out with a phone that fully bends: the aptly-named Galaxy Fold. It goes on sale April 26, and while it’s not the […]

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Free sanitary products plan extended to primary girls

April 15, 2019

Free sanitary products will be offered to girls in all primary schools in England from early 2020. It follows Chancellor Philip Hammond’s announcement last month of funding for free sanitary products in secondary schools and colleges. Amika George, founder of the #FreePeriods campaign, called the latest move “fantastic news”. Children and families minister Nadhim Zahawi […]

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How we became part of a kidney swap chain

April 15, 2019

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Edinburgh couple who are part of a kidney transplant chain When Mandy Murray found out she needed a new kidney her husband Graham volunteered to be a donor but was told he was not a match. Instead the couple became part of a kidney swap chain, […]

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The Notre Dame Fire and the Future of History

April 15, 2019

Some of the wood that burned in the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris on Monday was put in place in the year 1160. The beams and exterior of the roof over the nave, the long main section of the building, date from between 1220 and 1240. Nearly a millennium ago it was forest; today, […]

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Statins ‘don’t work well for one in two people’

April 15, 2019

Image copyright Getty Images Cholesterol-lowering “statin” drugs taken by millions of Britons may not work well enough in about half of those prescribed them, research suggests. UK investigators looked at 165,000 patients on statins and found that for one in two, the drugs had too little effect on bad cholesterol – one of the big […]

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Girl, 5, shot in Christchurch mosque attack awakens from coma unable to see

April 15, 2019

The last thing Christchurch mosque shooting survivor Wasseim Alsati remembers before he lost consciousness is his daughter’s tiny belly covered in blood.  The New Zealand barber had a rare morning off on March 15, and he decided to spend it with his then-four-year-old girl Alen Daraghmih and take her to mosque with him. “That was her first time in life to come with me […]

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Suspended Nazem Kadri to miss rest of Maple Leafs’ series against Bruins

April 15, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri has been suspended for the rest of his team’s opening-round playoff series against Boston after he took a major penalty for a vicious cross-check to the head of Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk on Saturday night. The NHL came down hard on the veteran forward for the incident that took place at […]

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Ex-MP made $1M on Ontario town deals while sister was mayor, inquiry reveals

April 15, 2019

Former Ontario Liberal MP, the Hon. Paul Bonwick, earned more than $1 million in consultant’s fees on a series of backroom deals involving public money while his sister was a local mayor, a judicial inquiry has revealed. Public hearings got underway Monday in the ski and summer vacation town of Collingwood, Ont., northwest of Toronto, with […]

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Microsoft Email Hack Shows the Lurking Danger of Customer Support

April 15, 2019

On Friday night, Microsoft sent notification emails to an unknown number of its individual email users—across Outlook, MSN, and Hotmail—warning them about a data breach. Between January 1 and March 28 of this year, hackers used a set of stolen credentials for a Microsoft customer support platform to access account data like email addresses in […]

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