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Source: Reuters

Seattle love, dread of activist investor help clinch Amazon M&A roles

17-Jun-2017

One of those bankers, David Eisman, moved from San Francisco to Seattle to help lead a small team tasked with strengthening ties with the city's biggest companies, including Amazon, Microsoft Corp and Starbucks Corp.

When Jana Partners LLC in April said it had raised its stake in Whole Foods in April and pushed for a sale of the company, Whole Foods interviewed several investment banks to hire an adviser to help defend against the activist hedge fund.

Source: Common Domain

Best places to eat in Atlantic Canada

17-Jun-2017

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The kids will adore it and you will learn how to crack and eat a lobster properly (and if you think you know how, really, you don’t). Head over to Pointe-du-Chêne, Wharf Road, to visit baby lobsters at the Homarus Eco Centre, or take a bonkers Lobster Tales trip with Shediac Bay Cruises.

Source: Washington Post

Trump retains assets worth at least $1.4 billion, new disclosure shows

17-Jun-2017

President Trump retains control of assets that as of April 15 were worth at least $1.4 billion and had generated nearly $600 million in gross revenues in the previous 15½ months, according to a new financial disclosure released Friday.

The new 98-page disclosure, released by the ethics office, shows that Trump has held onto the vast majority of his assets since his last disclosure in May 2016, which indicated that his holdings were worth at least $1.5 billion.

Source: New York Times

Legionnaires’ Outbreak on Upper East Side Kills One and Sickens Six

17-Jun-2017

One person is dead and six other people have been sickened in an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the city health department announced on Friday.

“Legionnaires’ disease is completely treatable, and it has the best outcome when people are diagnosed early,” Dr. Bassett said.

Source: Global News

Jasmine Goode claims Corinne Olympios ‘forced herself’ on male ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ cast members

17-Jun-2017

As the “Bachelor in Paradise” scandal continues to reverberate, one of the cast members is coming forward with some shocking claims about Corinne Olympios. Jasmine Goode has a different take on the alleged events that occurred on the Puerto Vallarta set that led producers to suspend filming of the summertime “Bachelor” spinoff and send the entire cast back home.

In a statement to ET Canada, Goode alleges that Olympios “forced herself on three male cast members,” and characterizes whatever took place between Olympios and Jackson as “a normal couple having fun hooking up like any other season of ‘Paradise’.” In addition, Goode spoke with People about the “flirtations” she claims she witnessed between Olympios and Jackson during filming of “Bachelor in Paradise”, saying she didn’t observe anything out of the ordinary.

Source: Common Domain

Will Amazon change the food business — or will the food business change Amazon?

17-Jun-2017

That’s what I find myself asking my Amazon Echo voice-activated device more often than any other — not aloud but on the inside, as the comedian Bobby Collins might say, because you don’t really want a robotic presence in your house doubting your commitment to your mutual.... That’s what I find myself asking my Amazon Echo voice-activated device more often than any other — not aloud but on the inside, as the comedian Bobby Collins might say, because you don’t really want a robotic presence in your house doubting your commitment to your mutual.... What’s less arguable is that the Whole Foods acquisition will give Amazon a vast new array of consumer data to feed its voracious appetite for information about customer habits.

Source: CBS News

In light of tragedy, Congress can learn a thing or two from Little League

17-Jun-2017

In fact, I would argue that everything Congress needs to know about fixing our political acrimony, they already learned in Little League.

In Little League they teach you that losers don't whine, winners don't gloat and you don't question a call based on the umpire's heritage. These things are no-brainers to young minds, but for some reason, we forget those life lessons in our later innings.

Source: Common Domain

One of the LAPD cruisers allegedly stolen by cadets was driven more than 1,000 miles, sources say

17-Jun-2017

The Los Angeles police cadets suspected of stealing three cruisers and leading officers on a wild car chase earlier this week had made themselves unauthorized police uniforms and drove at least one of the stolen patrol cars more than 1,000 miles since the vehicle was last used for official business, according to police sources.

Beck said the cadets may have been impersonating police while driving the stolen cruisers, and he asked anyone living in Central and South Los Angeles or Inglewood who might have information to contact police.

Source: Common Domain

Four-way tie at top of U.S. Open leaderboard

17-Jun-2017

It’s not the kind of leaderboard that makes someone cancel their weekend plans to stay home and watch the last two rounds of the U.S. Open.

This assortment at the top was made possible when the wheels came off Fowler’s game after his lights-out, record-setting 65 at Erin Hills golf course on Thursday. In fact, you have to go down to 19th place to find a winner of a major, Sergio Garcia at three-under.

Source: The Guradian

The Resistance Now: sorry Trump, but we're sticking with Paris, activists say

17-Jun-2017

Elected officials already say they will ‘honor and uphold the commitments of Paris’ while the Sierra Club urges people to call the White House to complain. Elected officials already say they will ‘honor and uphold the commitments of Paris’ while the Sierra Club urges people to call the White House to complain. There was plenty of gloom this week as the US elected to join Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries not backing the Paris accord on climate change.

Source: New York Times

U.S. Open Course Proves Welcoming, Except for Top 3 Golfers

18-Jun-2017

A world of recreational golfers would disagree with that assessment, but it is undoubtedly a mystifying quirk of this year’s Open that a golf course that had been welcoming to so many competitors, including two amateurs who made the cut, spat out the top three players in the world.

If this year’s United States Open is such a shootout — “It’s bombs away,” Koepka said — then the world’s best golfers must be crowding high up on the leaderboard, right?

Source: Common Domain

Apple Brings in TV Bigwigs to Manufacture Hits

17-Jun-2017

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“We have exciting plans in store for customers and can’t wait for them to bring their expertise to Apple — there is much more to come,” Apple services chief Eddie Cue said in a press release announcing the hires. Apple has expressed interest in creating a base of original content on its Apple Music platform, but its first attempt at doing so didn’t turn out well.

Source: New York Times

Alexandria Gunman Carried List With 3 Republican Lawmakers Named

18-Jun-2017

The gunman who targeted Republican congressmen this week at a baseball field in suburban Washington was carrying a list with the names of at least three lawmakers, and had pictures of the ballpark stored on his cellphone, two law enforcement officials said on Friday.

One of the officials said there were no explicit threats written on the list that was found on the body of James T. Hodgkinson, who was killed on Wednesday morning in a shootout with the police in Alexandria, Va., after he took aim at Republican lawmakers preparing for a charity baseball game against congressional Democrats.

Source: The Guradian

‘Outraged’ Cristiano Ronaldo puts Manchester United on red alert

18-Jun-2017

Manchester United are watching the Cristiano Ronaldo show with renewed interest after the Real Madrid striker made it plain he is “outraged” at what he feels is unfair treatment by tax authorities and is now determined to leave Spain.

The Argentina international was found guilty and subsequently lost an appeal against a 21-month prison sentence – under Spanish law sentences under two years are usually suspended – and a €2.1m (£1.8m) fine.

Source: Common Domain

This is how much lead was found in random baby food samples

18-Jun-2017

Lead was found in 20% of more than 2,000 baby food samples, compared to 14% in another 10,000 food samples, according to an Environmental Defense Fund analysis of Food and Drug Administration data released Thursday.

At least one sample in 52 of the 57 types of food evaluated had detectable lead and eight types of baby food had lead in 40% of their samples as well. There’s no safe level of lead, according to the EDF, and yet about 500,000 children have elevated blood lead levels, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Source: Common Domain

When Kamala Harris and women everywhere do their job well, they get called 'hysterical'

Sunday 13:37 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Navy sailors made tough call to seal flooding ship compartments, unclear if survivors were inside

Thursday 22:53 GMT
Source: New York Times

Blue Apron Pursues I.P.O. as Amazon Looms Over Industry

Wednesday 01:32 GMT
Source: Global News

Flint airport attack suspect Amor Ftouhi was caretaker at Montreal apartment building

Friday 19:19 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Murdochs' bid for Sky could undergo further regulatory scrutiny in Britain

Wednesday 17:20 GMT
Source: Global News

London fights division, anger after series of attacks, deadly fire

Wednesday 21:06 GMT
Source: Global News

Guns kill or wound at least 19 children every day in the U.S., study says

Tuesday 17:20 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Why did these generic drugs’ prices jump as much as 85%?

Saturday 11:48 GMT
Source: Global News

Steve Irwin, Carrie Underwood, Snoop Dogg to get stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Saturday 18:15 GMT
Source: CBS News

Here's what is pushing up U.S. home prices

Saturday 20:04 GMT
Source: NBC News

'Queen of Tejano' Selena Is Honored At Madame Tussauds New York

Saturday 18:15 GMT
Source: CBS News

Ivanka Trump ordered to testify in lawsuit over shoe design

Saturday 23:45 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Do I Hear $16 Billion $20 Billion? Analyst Predicts Rival Bids for Whole Foods

Saturday 18:15 GMT
Source: BBC

Hijab-wearing model appears on front page of major US magazine

Saturday 15:30 GMT

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