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Source: Global News

No pharmacare in federal budget, but funding for a national drug agency

Wednesday 20:01 GMT

The Trudeau government did not announce a national pharmacare program in Tuesday’s budget – the last budget of its mandate.

It did, however, announce funding for what could be the first steps toward such a program: money to help create an agency to assess drug effectiveness and negotiate prices, as well set up a national drug formulary – a list of drugs that all Canadians could access. These two measures are among those recommended by the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare, which released an interim report earlier in March.

Source: Fox News

US professor is first woman to be awarded math's top prize

Today 00:34 GMT

A retired University of Texas at Austin mathematics professor is the first women to win the Abel Prize, described as the field's equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

Uhlenbeck, who is currently a visiting senior research scholar in mathematics at Princeton University, is to receive the prize from Norway's King Harald V in a formal ceremony on May 21. An Ohio native who grew up in New Jersey, Uhlenbeck graduated from the University of Michigan and received a Ph.D. from Brandeis University.

Source: Fox News

Biggest lottery jackpots in US history

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

The jackpot, which has now climbed to a whopping $550 million, has officially made the list as the tenth largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history and the seventh in Powerball history.

Jonathan Rikoon, a New-York based partner at Loeb & Loeb who specializes in trusts and estates, says that one of your first moves should be to stop, think and plan. While your odds of winning the grand prize are slim — with a one in 292,201,338 shot, you never know what could happen.

Source: BBC

Boeing expects 737 Max fix by end of March

Wednesday 23:39 GMT

Boeing's Dennis Muilenburg, who is the chairman, president and chief executive of the company, said in an open letter: "Soon we'll release a software update and related pilot training for the 737 Max that will address concerns discovered in the aftermath of the Lion Air Flight 610 accident." He said the company had been working in "full co-operation" with the relevant authorities and regulators.

The airline had been expecting delivery of six new planes in March and April, but has been substituting different aircraft on the 737 Max routes.

Source: BBC

Rogue waves 'becoming more extreme'

Today 08:59 GMT

Huge swells that can appear from calm seas - are occurring less often but becoming more extreme, data from the US coast suggests.

Prof Srokosz said: "There are more rogue waves in the winter and they tend to be 'more rogue' - that is in terms of the relative height of a rogue wave to the background waves." The team want to investigate what is driving these changes and to see what part climate change might be playing.

Source: Fox News

Police come to the rescue after boy with autism calls 911 to report lost teddy bear

Wednesday 17:16 GMT

Ryan Paul, who is 12 and has autism, was devastated when he could not find his teddy bear "Freddy" last week, and dialed 911.

After the boy, who lives in the town of Woodbridge in central New Jersey, hung up, his father asked: “Ryan, did you call 911?”. Ryan said he did, and when his father asked why, he said it was a matter of “teddy bear rescue.” He hung up before the dispatcher could ask questions, so the police went to his home.

Source: Common Domain

Netflix Says ‘No’ to Apple’s Streaming Service

Wednesday 17:16 GMT

Netflix will not be a part of the streaming-video service Apple is expected to unveil this month, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said at a press event Monday.

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Source: Common Domain

5 Island Getaways For US$5 Million

Wednesday 11:46 GMT

From Penta: Hungary’s Royal Tokaji Releases the World’s Most Expensive Wine—at US$40,000 Per Decanter. Part of the Thimble Islands, this one-acre private island can be accessed by ferry or private boat from Branford.

Located on a forested hillside facing the sea, the newly constructed property features a kitchen and living room that open onto an ocean-view terrace with an infinity pool. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom house is located a 10-minute drive from upscale dining and shopping in the island’s capital of Gustavia.

Source: Global News

What you need to know about the new job training programs in the federal budget

Wednesday 20:01 GMT

The federal budget includes reduced interest rates for the Canada Student Loan program, as well as expanding the Student Work Placement Program.

This can be used to cover up to half of the cost of training – like fees for a college course or other professional training programs. They will earn a maximum tax credit of $250 a year, up to a lifetime limit of $5,000.

Source: Fox News

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough says Trump is 'antithesis' of Bible's teachings in wake of Evangelical survey

Wednesday 11:46 GMT

Scarborough, whose cup has previous runneth over with critiques of the president, took things to a biblical level during a discussion regarding Evangelical support of Trump during “Morning Joe” on Tuesday.

“Roughly seven-in-ten white evangelical Protestants (69%) say they approve of the way Trump is handling his job as president, according to the Center’s latest polling in January 2019,” a statement released with the data read, before pointing out the support is lower than it was during the early days of Trump’s presidency.

Source: Common Domain

Timeless Glass Houses: The Architectural Style Endures

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

Remote locations and large acreage in the mountains or the tropics provide residents of glass houses with panoramic views.

Architect Philip Johnson built his famous Glass House in New Canaan, Conn., in 1949, when the rectilinear, one-story residence was decidedly avant-garde. In the 70 years since, the influence of the Pritzker Architecture Prize winner’s minimalist design has swept the globe, with glass homes growing as popular in the woods of upstate New York as on the gleaming Pacific Coast, and all the way from California to Nicaragua.

Source: Common Domain

New Developments Entering London’s Market Amid Brexit Uncertainty

Today 08:59 GMT

According to numbers released in February by Rightmove and reported by Mansion Global, London had a decline in year-over-year price growth of 2.1% in February.

In the face of all this uncertainty, some beautiful Spring projects are sprouting, including stand-out historical renovations and a one-of-a-kind Victorian mews and a gated development in Chiswick with room to stretch out. This four-story Victorian building has undergone a four-year renovation to restore the property’s original facade as well as create 17 bespoke one- and- two bedroom apartments and a lateral penthouse.

Source: Common Domain

Mansion Global Daily: U.K. Sluggish Heading into Spring, Buyers Flock to East Germany and More

Wednesday 20:01 GMT

Read More. Buyers Flock to East Germany While German home prices have been on the incline for several years, with condos increasing in cost by 65% in recent years, many buyers are opting to live in East Germany rather than the cities of Hamburg and Munich.

Bloomberg. Price Drops in Australia Could Reach 30% It’s possible that home prices in Australia will be down by as much as 30% before things turn around, according to research by BIS Oxford Economics.

Source: DW

Italy blocks NGO ship carrying rescued migrants from docking

Wednesday 11:46 GMT

Italy's hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has once again refused to allow a ship carrying rescued migrants from docking.

Italy, with the support of the EU, has been training the Libyan coast guard since 2017 to intercept boats carrying migrants as part of a controversial deal that has seen a sharp drop in migrant arrivals. Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Each evening at 1830 UTC, DW's editors send out a selection of the day's hard news and quality feature journalism.

Source: Global News

4 things we learned from Michael Cohen’s search warrant documents

Wednesday 17:16 GMT

Newly-released search warrant documents offer details on the federal inquiry into Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump‘s former lawyer.

The search warrant, while heavily redacted, looks into Cohen’s business dealings and the FBI raids of his Manhattan home and office. The papers were released after U.S. District Judge William Pauley ordered federal prosecutors to make redacted versions public, in response to requests by various news media organizations.

Source: Global News

Death toll rises to 64 after Zimbabwe hit by cyclone

Monday 07:08 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Rose McGowan: ‘Being sexually assaulted threw a wrench in my thinking'

Sunday 14:28 GMT
Source: Reuters

The curious case of tainted milk from a Maine dairy farm

Tuesday 17:15 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Warner Bros chairman-CEO resigns after sexual impropriety allegations

Monday 19:05 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Baselworld Preview: Three Retro Sport Watches Pair Performance with Vintage Flair

Monday 19:05 GMT
Source: Fox News

Nunes sues Twitter, some users, seeks over $250M alleging anti-conservative 'shadow bans,' smears

Monday 22:45 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Fantasy or transformation New York’s $25bn Hudson Yards set to open

Thursday 14:30 GMT
Source: Fox News

Nebraska floods swamp Air Force base, as devastation from 'Bomb Cyclone' seen in satellite photos

Wednesday 14:31 GMT
Source: Fox News

Gambino crime boss' suspected killer once attempted citizen's arrest of NYC Mayor de Blasio: report

Wednesday 11:46 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Google Stadia: company makes a play for gamers with new streaming service

Wednesday 17:16 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Kale joins list of ‘dirty dozen’ fruits and vegetables most likely to contain pesticides

Wednesday 21:49 GMT
Source: Global News

Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian militant accused of killing 2 Israelis in West Bank

Wednesday 22:45 GMT
Source: DW

Pope rejects resignation of cardinal convicted of sex abuse cover-up

Wednesday 14:31 GMT
Source: Reuters

Nordic metals firm Hydro restoring systems after cyber attack

Today 08:59 GMT

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