January 25th, 2021

Business

Great Canadian Gaming chief executive Rod Baker resigns from company

By The Canadian Press on January 25th, 2021

TORONTO – Great Canadian Gaming Corp. says Rod Baker has stepped down as president and chief executive of the company. Baker has also resigned as a member of the company’s board of directors. Great Canadian says Terrance Doyle, president of strategic growth and chief compliance officer, has been appointed as interim chief executive. The company ... Read More »

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Obsidian Energy extends hostile takeover offer for Bonterra Energy to March 29

By The Canadian Press on January 25th, 2021

CALGARY – Obsidian Energy Ltd. is extending its hostile takeover offer for Bonterra Energy Corp. until March 29. The offer was set to expire today. Bonterra has repeatedly recommended shareholders reject the bid. Obsidian has offered two of its shares for each Bonterra share. In December, Obsidian reduced the minimum number of tendered shares needed ... Read More »

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Samsung scion Lee won’t appeal prison sentence for bribery

By Kim Tong-Hyung, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2021

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong and prosecutors have decided not to appeal a court ruling that convicted him for bribing South Korea’s former president for business favours, confirming a prison term of two and a half years for the country’s most influential corporate leader, according to lawyers and court officials on ... Read More »

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Greece, France to sign $2.8 billion fighter jet deal

By The Associated Press on January 25th, 2021

ATHENS, Greece – Greece is due to sign a 2.3 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) deal with France on Monday to purchase 18 Rafale fighter jets as tensions grow with neighbour Turkey. Florence Parly, the French defence minister, is due in Athens to sign the agreement to deliver 12 used and six new aircraft built by Dassault ... Read More »

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Biden plans to sign order for govt to buy more US goods

By Josh Boak, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2021

BALTIMORE – President Joe Biden plans to sign on Monday an executive order that aims to boost government purchases from U.S. manufacturers, according to administration officials. The United States has shed roughly 540,000 factory jobs since last February as the coronavirus pandemic hurled the world’s largest economy into recession. The goal of the order would ... Read More »

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Asia Today: Australia OKs Pfizer vaccine, to begin in Feb.

By The Associated Press on January 25th, 2021

SYDNEY, Australia – Australia’s medical regulator has approved use of its first coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for inoculations to begin next month. The Therapeutic Goods Administration on Monday gave provisional approval for people aged 16 and over to use the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. Residents and workers at aged-care facilities, frontline healthcare ... Read More »

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Parliament set to resume with focus on COVID-19 vaccines, supports

By The Canadian Press on January 25th, 2021

OTTAWA – The federal government’s handling of COVID-19 vaccination campaign is set to dominate the agenda when Parliament resumes today. Members of Parliament are expected to work together to again allow virtual attendance in the House of Commons as many provinces remain in lockdown during the second wave of the pandemic. They are also set ... Read More »

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Center-right incumbent wins Portugal’s presidential election

By Barry Hatton, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2021

LISBON, Portugal – Official results from Portugal’s presidential election Sunday gave a clear victory to the centre-right incumbent candidate, who was returned to office for a final five-year term. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa captured 62% of the vote, with 98% of districts reporting. He had widely been expected to win. In a stunning development, newly ... Read More »

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Exit poll: Incumbent wins Portugal’s presidential election

By Barry Hatton, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2021

LISBON, Portugal – An exit poll following Portugal’s presidential election Sunday suggested that the centre-right incumbent candidate has won reelection to a second and final five-year term. The survey by the Portuguese Catholic University’s Polling Center for public broadcaster RTP indicated that Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa captured between 57-62% of the vote. Socialist candidate Ana ... Read More »

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Military to support vaccination efforts in northern Ontario Indigenous communities

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

TORONTO – The Canadian military is set to help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Indigenous communities in northern Ontario. Federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says on Twitter the Canadian Armed Forces will support vaccine efforts in 32 communities of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation. The move comes after a request from the province for assistance ... Read More »

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Dutch police clash with anti-lockdown protesters in 2 cities

By Peter Dejong, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2021

URK, Netherlands – Rioters set fires in the centre of the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven and pelted police with rocks Sunday at a banned demonstration against coronavirus lockdown measures, while officers responded with tear gas and water cannons, arresting at least 30 people. Police in the capital of Amsterdam also used a water cannon ... Read More »

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