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Source: The Guradian

Trump halts plans to expand offshore drilling after legal setback

Today 05:10 GMT

The Trump administration has shelved plans to vastly expand offshore oil and gas drilling in the wake of a recent court decision that blocked fossil fuel activity in swaths of the Arctic.

“Considering every east and west coast governor opposes drilling off their coast, president Trump and secretary Bernhardt should fulfill their duty to represent the people, not stand with special interests.”

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Source: Global News

No guarantee of decision on Trans Mountain pipeline before federal election: Sohi

Today 05:09 GMT

The federal government can’t guarantee it will have a decision on the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion prior to the next election, Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi said.

Despite the deadline, Sohi wouldn’t guarantee a decision would come before the next federal election expected this fall. “What I can commit to is that we will follow the process, we will continue to engage Indigenous communities in a meaningful two-way dialogue to ensure that our constitutional obligation is met.”

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Source: DW

Russian wind power blows hot and cold

Today 05:10 GMT

Russian company RusHydro has launched a 900-kilowatt (KW) wind power plant in the Arctic settlement of Tiksi in the Yakutia region in Russia's Far East.

Over the past five years, the hydropower generation holding RusHydro has commissioned and built 19 solar power plants with a combined capacity of 1.6 megawatts (MW) and four wind plants with a combined capacity of 3.1 MW in Russia's Far East.

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Source: BBC

US Uber drivers plan shutdown over pay

Today 05:09 GMT

However, as Uber driver Jay Cradeur pointed out in a blog, anyone who invested the cash that rival Lyft handed out to its drivers in a similar scheme could have ended up losing some of their bonus if they bought the firm's shares, because their value had dropped sharply.

Uber drivers in seven US cities are planning protests to highlight what they claim are poor working conditions and low wages at the ride-hailing firm.

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Source: Fox News

Amazon crushes earnings expectations, but revenue growth slows

Today 05:10 GMT

Amazon crushed expectations for its first-quarter results on Thursday, reporting earnings that easily surpassed Wall Street’s projections even as revenue growth slowed.

Quarterly revenue rose 17 percent to $59.7 billion, roughly in line with expectations, but growth was down from 46 percent in the same period one year ago. In the first quarter, North America revenue grew 17 percent to $35.8 billion, compared to 46 percent growth in the same period one year ago.

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Source: The Guradian

Macron outlines plan for 'significant' tax cut after months of unrest

Today 05:09 GMT

Emmanuel Macron has promised tax cuts, pension rises and a continuation of his reform programme while responding to five months of demonstrations by gilets jaunes (yellow vests) anti-government demonstrators.

Macron said he wanted a “significant” cut in income tax, which would be financed by closing loopholes and squeezing government spending, but the French would also have to work more. After five months of protests during which there was sporadic rioting and arson in Paris, Macron has been under pressure to kickstart a programme for structural change that would define the second part of his presidency.

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Source: Common Domain

Lululemon Would Like You to Know It Has No Plans to Slow Down. Namaste.

Today 05:09 GMT

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Source: The Guradian

Tommy Robinson announces plans to stand as MEP

Today 05:09 GMT

Faith leaders and politicians from across Manchester have united to condemn the anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson, who has announced plans to stand as an MEP in the European elections.

Together with Greater Manchester police and WCHG, we will be monitoring it closely to ensure that any disruption to nearby residents is minimised.”

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Source: Global News

Ontario government cancels program aimed at planting 50 million trees

Today 05:09 GMT

Ontario is cancelling a tree planting program, with those involved warning the move will lead to the loss of jobs and environmental benefits that forests provide.

Rob Keen, CEO of Forests Ontario, said since 2008 more than 27 million trees have been planted across Ontario through the program, which saved landowners up to 90 per cent of the costs of large-scale tree planting. It was started as a carbon sequestration program, Keen said, but planting that many trees also helps clean the air and water, protect shorelines and reduce erosion.

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Source: Global News

How does Canada mitigate the impact of flooding Experts say better urban planning

Today 05:10 GMT

The director of the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance at Dalhousie University says provinces need to do more to mitigate the impact of flooding, by forcing residents to make tough decisions.

WATCH: Saint John attempting to connect those who need help and those who wish to volunteer during flooding. While acknowledging many people have long-enjoyed living on the water, the risks are increasing with the impact of climate change, according to Quigley.

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Source: Fox News

Mexicans up in arms over plan to ban sale of cold beer from stores across capital

Today 05:09 GMT

On Wednesday, local politician Maria de Lourdes Paz Reyes proposed the ban of cold beers and other beverages with 7% or less alcoholic content in Mexico City's convenience and grocery stores.

The capital city known for its lax drinking laws could now face legal charges as the proposal moves forward to the Local Public Administration Commission for analysis and opinion.

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Source: Common Domain

The No. 1 question Americans ask most about retirement

Today 02:25 GMT

The question Americans ask the search engine most often about retirement: “How much do I need to retire?”. 10 most-asked retirement questions, past year U.S. 1.

Almost 60% of working age people don’t have any retirement assets from an employer-sponsored 401(k) or similar plan, an IRA, or defined-benefit plan, according to the National Institute on Retirement Security.

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Source: The Guradian

A pod of orcas is starving to death. A tribe has a radical plan to feed them

Today 04:15 GMT

The fish slipped to the orca was both a prayer and a signal to the starving whales that the tribe would not sit back and watch them vanish.

“The bottom line is the Salish Sea and the whales and the tribes need more salmon,” said Julius, the elected leader of the 6,500-member tribe. But they worry they, the salmon and the orca will not survive the present disaster.

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Source: Fox News

24-year-old Powerball winner: What's next for the millennial millionaire?

Today 04:14 GMT

Manuel Franco, the 24-year-old Wisconsin resident who won the $768.4 million Powerball jackpot in March, came forward to claim the massive prize this week – and is taking time to carefully plan what he will do with his new-found wealth.

The newly minted millennial millionaire said that he has been playing the Powerball since he was first able to – buying a ticket on his 18th birthday. When he first realized he won, Franco said he got that “paranoia” thinking the whole world was after him.

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Source: The Guradian

Pools, ponds and 40ft aquariums: planning disputes of the stars

Thursday 21:50 GMT

He has won planning permission for a football pitch, a private beach and an underground “man cave” – I use the Times’s vocabulary here – which will include a music room and cinema.

This would be of great assistance to the animals taking the waters, and I am only sorry to read that the sauna erected next to this wildlife pond – presumably to help the creatures make a whole spa visit of their day – will now have to be taken down as planning permission for it was not obtained.


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