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Vancouver facing measles outbreak with 9 confirmed cases

16-Feb-2019

Vancouver measles outbreak puts spotlight on low vaccination rates at many local schools. “Cases are occurring in staff, students and family members associated with the school,” said medical health officer Dr. Althea Hayden. “We have determined that measles was brought into this community through travel outside of North America, and that [it is] unrelated to the case of measles that was reported earlier this month in a gentleman that returned form the Philippines.”

Source: Common Domain

Why it matters to stock investors when corporate mergers fail

16-Feb-2019

Another reason mergers and acquisitions fail: “dis-synergies” (a term you’ll never see in an acquisition press release).

When a company is acquired, the purchase price is negotiated during long dinners at fine restaurants and comes with a control premium that is higher than the latest stock quotation. When we purchase shares of a stock, we pay a price that is within pennies of the last trade.

Source: Global News

Academy backtracks following uproar, says all Oscars will be aired live

16-Feb-2019

Following an outcry from many of the movie industry’s most prominent figures, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year’s Oscar broadcast.

The film academy on Friday said all 24 categories will be shown live, after all, at the 91st Academy Awards on February 24. On Monday, the academy had said that the winning speeches for cinematography, film editing, makeup and hairstyling and live-action short would be aired in a shortened, taped segment during the broadcast.

Source: DW

Will populists unite to blight the EU?

16-Feb-2019

With their figurehead in Washington, are Europe's populists bringing the Trump playbook to the EU? Mischael Modrikamen is working with former Trump strategist Steve Bannon to unite them with their group, 'The Movement.'

Mischael Modrikamen, who is working with Donald Trump's former strategist Steve Bannon as the director of their group, "The Movement," denied that populists were damaging society by stirring up anger and polarizing political debate. "The biggest damage has been created by the elites or the so-called elites to the ordinary guy for the last 20 or 30 years," Modrikamen told host Tim Sebastian on DW's top political interview program Conflict Zone.

Source: Global News

Father charged with 1st-degree murder in death of 11-year-old girl subject of Amber Alert: police

16-Feb-2019

Peel Regional Police say a 41-year-old man arrested in connection with the death of his 11-year-old daughter, who was the subject of an Amber Alert, has been charged with first-degree murder.

Peel police disappointed over Amber Alert complaints for missing 11-year-old girl found dead. Meanwhile, police said 911 operators were busy fielding complaints early Friday from people who received the Amber Alert.

Source: Common Domain

Uber’s Revenue Growth Slowed in 2018 Ahead of Its Planned IPO

16-Feb-2019

Uber’s fourth-quarter revenue rose 25% to $3.02 billion from a year ago, but that was lower than the 38% year-over-year growth in the third quarter.

The giant unicorn hauled in $11.3 billion in revenue in 2018, up 43% from the previous year, but shy of the 61% growth in 2017. The company lost $1.8 billion in 2018, down 15% from a $2.2 billion loss in 2017, according to Uber’s self-reported financial report that it emailed to Barron’s.

Source: Fox News

Janice Dean: There's incredible news about my disease – Multiple sclerosis

16-Feb-2019

Four years ago, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society decided to do a study of MS prevalence in the U.S. The number of people with the disease that the society had been citing – 400,000 – seemed way too low to people in the MS community.

According to the MS Society, multiple sclerosis is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.

Source: Fox News

Deadly 'zombie' deer disease threat prompts Louisiana lawmaker to act: It's 'critical' to find a cure

16-Feb-2019

Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham isn't going to wait for the deadly, so-called “zombie” deer disease to spread to his home state of Louisiana before taking action.

Abraham, who represents the state’s 5th congressional district, recently introduced a bipartisan bill that aims to stop — and hopefully find a cure — for the illness known as Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The proposed bill, which Abraham, 64, said he expects to have “complete bipartisan support,"  is “important to the nation because we’re not sure how it’s transmitted,” the representative told Fox News on Friday.

Source: Common Domain

Great Escapes: Athens, Often Overlooked, is Quietly Thriving

16-Feb-2019

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Athens will never go out of style: It’s the birthplace of Western democracy and philosophy, a living monument to history and cultural exchange.

Source: Fox News

Illinois workplace shooting leaves 5 dead, shooter killed, officials say

16-Feb-2019

Several calls of an active shooter were reported around 1:24 p.m. local time at the manufacturing warehouse and officers arrived roughly four minutes later "and were fired upon immediately," Ziman said. "Two of the initial four officers entering the building were shot.

The Chicago branch of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tweeted that they were “responding to a reported active shooter situation at a manufacturing company in Aurora, Ill.”. FBI Chicago also tweeted that their agents had gone to the scene "to assist local law enforcement."

Source: Global News

Republicans deeply torn over Trump’s call for a national emergency

16-Feb-2019

U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build his long-promised border wall ends one political problem for the White House and its allies on Capitol Hill, but launches another.

Republicans are deeply torn over Trump’s decision to invoke executive power after Congress denied him money he wanted for the wall along the Southern border. Some are backing the president, while others are vehemently opposed to what they see as constitutional overreach, setting up a potential showdown that adds to the already expected legal challenges.

Source: Global News

Laval’s Place Bell hosts thousands for video game world championship tournament

16-Feb-2019

Thousands of people from all over the world descended on Place Bell for the 3rd Six Invitational, a world-class video game competition where competitors compete for excellence in the Montreal-made game Rainbox Six Siege.

This millennial is making $560K a month playing a video game on Twitch — here’s how. “We started at a small venue downtown with 400 people.

Source: Global News

Jody Wilson-Raybould frustrated senators by refusing to give testimony on corruption bill

16-Feb-2019

Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould angered senators by refusing to give testimony on a change to the Criminal Code that is now at the centre of allegations that she was improperly pressured to help SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution.

READ MORE: SNC-Lavalin still hoping to resolve criminal charges as hearing set for 2018. Unlike the budget bill, on which the committee was under pressure to report by a specific deadline, Joyal said he warned Harder that in the case of the access-to-information bill, the committee would sit on the legislation until it heard from Wilson-Raybould.

Source: BBC

Review: America through the lens of Diane Arbus ?????

16-Feb-2019

Looked at from another perspective, however, and you can see the sensitive, striving artist that was Diane Arbus in every single one.

Arbus not only admired the range and depth of characters to whom Chaucer gave literary life, but also the "tenderness" with which he treated them. It was a humanity she strove to replicate when photographing the discriminated against, the sort of people from whom most turn away but she looked upon with empathy.

Source: Common Domain

Corruption Currents: ABN Amro Ramps Up Compliance Spending

16-Feb-2019

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(FT, Reuters, NLT, Bloomberg). The Dutch central bank fined Rabobank NV €1 million for anti-money-laundering compliance failures. Separately, the Dutch government is considering compiling a list of companies that reached criminal settlements, to debar them from receiving government contracts.

Source: Fox News

FDA warns against 'young blood' transfusions

Wednesday 11:46 GMT
Source: BBC

Are we on the road to civilisation collapse?

Tuesday 00:33 GMT
Source: Common Domain

9 surprisingly small towns that are home to Fortune 500 companies

Wednesday 13:35 GMT
Source: BBC

The beach nobody can touch

Wednesday 09:52 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Top 10 foods to try in Sweden

Monday 11:44 GMT
Source: Common Domain

How the new Form 1040 could save you money before Tax Day

Thursday 17:15 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Chuka Umunna hopes new party will be created by end of year

Tuesday 12:41 GMT
Source: BBC

Is equal pay actually possible?

Today 18:09 GMT
Source: The Guradian

I navigated London Fashion Week in a wheelchair – and it didn't always go smoothly

Today 06:04 GMT
Source: BBC

Is the Renaissance nude religious or erotic?

Today 06:04 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Robert Kraft: New England Patriots owner charged with soliciting prostitution

Today 18:10 GMT
Source: Fox News

Reba McEntire explains why she turned down iconic ‘Titanic’ role

Today 16:19 GMT
Source: BBC

The Oscar film that almost had a different star

Today 00:34 GMT
Source: Global News

Canada promoting China study program despite detainee cases, travel advisory

Today 18:09 GMT

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