July 28th, 2021

Business

Australia to deport commentator Hopkins for quarantine boast

By Rod Mcguirk, The Associated Press on July 18th, 2021

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Far-right British commentator Katie Hopkins will be deported from Australia after she boasted on social media that she planned to breach the country’s quarantine rules, an official said on Monday. Hopkins traveled to Australia to appear in a reality television program and was in a 14-day mandatory hotel quarantine in Sydney ... Read More »

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‘Space Jam’ dunks on ‘Black Widow’ to take box office No. 1

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on July 18th, 2021

“Black Widow” ceded its No. 1 spot to an unlikely foe in its second week in theaters: The Tune Squad. LeBron James, Bugs Bunny and the rest of the stars of Warner Bros.’ “Space Jam: A New Legacy” defied expectations and won the box office this weekend. According to studio estimates Sunday, “Space Jam: A ... Read More »

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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2021

TORONTO – Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: CN earnings: CN Rail will release Q2 results on Tuesday. The railway operator made its final pitch to regulators on July 7 for preliminary approval of its $33.6 billion acquisition of Kansas City Southern railroad. Rogers earnings: Rogers Communications ... Read More »

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OPEC, allies raise limits for 5 countries to end oil dispute

By Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on July 18th, 2021

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – OPEC and allied nations Sunday agreed to eventually raise the production limits imposed on five countries, ending an earlier dispute sparked by the United Arab Emirates that roiled global energy prices. The disagreement, sparked by a demand by the UAE to increase its own production, temporarily upended an earlier ... Read More »

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OPEC, allies reach ‘full agreement’ after production spat

By Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on July 18th, 2021

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The energy minister of the United Arab Emirates said Sunday that OPEC and allied countries have reached a “full agreement” after an earlier dispute that roiled oil prices. The comments by Suhail al-Mazrouei to journalists came after an online meeting to reach a deal. He offered no immediate details, ... Read More »

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LA music exec identified as victim of Florida condo collapse

By The Associated Press on July 17th, 2021

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) – Another victim was identified in the collapse of a 12-story Florida condominium that killed at least 97 people, authorities said Saturday. The Miami-Dade Police Department said in a news release that Theresa Velasquez, 36, was a confirmed fatality in the June 24 collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo. Her body ... Read More »

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BoC’s Macklem: early lessons to be learned from navigating pandemic’s economic impact

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2021

OTTAWA – Whenever Tiff Macklem needs a break, he jumps on the exercise bicycle he bought during the pandemic and does a hard workout to clear his mind. The bike has helped the Bank of Canada governor get through this crisis, one where he could be forgiven for feeling like he’s riding precariously atop a ... Read More »

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Why the Anthony Bourdain voice cloning creeps people out

By Matt O'brien And Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press on July 16th, 2021

The revelation that a documentary filmmaker used voice-cloning software to make the late chef Anthony Bourdain say words he never spoke has drawn criticism amid ethical concerns about use of the powerful technology. The movie “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain” appeared in cinemas Friday and mostly features real footage of the beloved celebrity chef ... Read More »

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CannTrust reorganization plan approved by Ontario court; several conditions remain

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2021

VAUGHAN, Ont. – CannTrust Holdings Inc. says its reorganization plan has been approved by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The insolvent cannabis company said the restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act remains subject to conditions, including U.S. court approval of a class action and expiration of appeal periods that are expected to be ... Read More »

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Shell, British Columbia, Ottawa team up on clean energy centre

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2021

VANCOUVER – British Columbia, Ottawa and Shell Canada are joining together to open a centre that will invest in low-carbon technologies. Premier John Horgan says each of them will contribute seed money of $35 million to stimulate other investment from the private sector on technologies like carbon capture, the use of low-carbon hydrogen and battery ... Read More »

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Visitors welcomed back to indoor Niagara Falls attractions as restrictions ease

By Elena De Luigi, The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2021

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Visitors returned to long-shuttered tourist attractions and restaurant dining rooms in Ontario’s Niagara Region on Friday as the province rolled back pandemic restrictions for many indoor venues. Step 3 of the province’s reopening plan allows restaurants, museums, casinos, cinemas and other venues to reopen for indoor service. In Niagara Falls ““ ... Read More »

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