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Source: Global News

Montreal-based boxer Lucian Bute announces retirement

Today 03:20 GMT

Montreal-based boxer Lucian Bute has announced his retirement, ending a professional career that saw him pile up 30 consecutive victories and defend the International Boxing Federation super-middleweight title nine times.

Boxer Lucian Bute free to fight again after fine, retroactive suspension for doping. The Romanian-born fighter made a name for himself in his adopted hometown of Montreal and became a feature attraction at the Bell Centre, fighting there in 21 of his 37 career fights.

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Source: Global News

‘Dirty Dozen’: Do these fruits and veggies really have harmful amounts of pesticide?

Today 08:05 GMT

A new report says pesticide residue is on most of your favourite fruits and vegetables — even after they’re washed — but health experts say there’s nothing to be worried about.

“Reports from scientists are saying we need to eat more fruits and vegetables — not less — and worrying about minute traces of pesticide is not where we should be focusing our attention.”

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Source: DW

What’s the real reason behind gender inequality in football?

Today 08:04 GMT

While there's no doubt it exists, identifying the reasons for gender inequality in football requires looking away from the pitch.

In the eyes of many observers, a legacy of women being sidelined from the sport keeps women's football an afterthought in the male-dominated, money-oriented football world. While there's no doubt it exists, identifying the reasons for gender inequality in football requires looking away from the pitch.

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Source: BBC

Football managers: What are their job interviews really like?

Today 08:05 GMT

If your club have ever said they have had "50 or 60 applications for the job" then that is probably true, although Sharpe - who has just started work as a football agent - has a word of warning for potential managers sending in their resumes. "To be honest, if you're picking your next manager from an unsolicited CV sent in then it shows you haven't done the work in preparation." he says.

Michael Johnson, manager of Guyana, has had 10 or 11 interviews for coaching and managerial roles, and says he has been to many where he knew the job was already set for someone else.

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Source: Common Domain

What’s really at stake as the Federal Reserve unwinds its balance sheet

Today 08:05 GMT

As the excess reserve interest rate is converging with the fed funds rate and excess reserves themselves are dropping due to the ongoing policy of quantitative tightening done by the Federal Reserve (evident in the Fed’s shrinking balance sheet), it appears to me that the Federal Reserve is trying to resuscitate the credit multiplier effect in the U.S. financial system and return the system back to more normal ways of operation.

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Source: Common Domain

Micron recognizes reality and receives a relief rally

Today 08:04 GMT

Micron Technology Inc. is finally accepting the reality of the memory-chip downturn, and investors appear to be breathing a sigh of relief.

On Wednesday, Micron MU, -0.59%  reported second-quarter earnings, with revenue of $5.8 billion, down 21% from the prior year, citing “worse-than-expected pricing trends” for both dynamic random access memory chips (DRAM) and NAND flash memory, a sharp contrast from the past two years, when it saw revenue and earnings soar amid a memory-chip boom.

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Source: Fox News

More than one reality exists, shocking study says

Today 00:35 GMT

If you've ever questioned the nature of your reality, a new study suggests that there are actually two different versions of it — at least at the quantum level.

"In quantum mechanics, the objectivity of observations is not so clear, most dramatically exposed in Eugene Wigner’s eponymous thought experiment where two observers can experience fundamentally different realities," the researchers wrote in the study. "While observer-independence has long remained inaccessible to empirical investigation, recent no-go-theorems construct an extended Wigner’s friend scenario with four entangled observers that allows us to put it to the test."

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Source: The Guradian

'Finally feeling happy in my skin': American Boys captures the trans experience

Today 00:35 GMT

I am so grateful to be able to transition and for finally feeling happy in my skin and not caring what anyone else thinks.”

It’s not just the transgender killings, especially of trans women of color, but also with police brutality and murders, coming from where I come from, being African American and being Dominican as well, knowing that struggle coming into my own struggle within me, instead of being scared, I decided to stand up and fight for what rights I have as a human being.

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Source: Common Domain

Gasoline prices ‘really starting to surge,’ could near $3 a gallon by spring: analyst

Monday 20:00 GMT

Retail U.S. gasoline prices are poised to climb for a sixth straight week, and could near $3 a gallon on average before they peak this spring, fuel-price tracker GasBuddy said on Monday.

The “spring surge is a bit larger than I was expecting so far this year,” he said, noting that traditionally the national average has gone up anywhere from 35 cents to 75 cents a gallon from a winter low to a spring peak and so far, the market is 30-plus cents a gallon higher “and it’s only March, with perhaps two more months to go before prices peak around the time [refinery] maintenance wraps up.”

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Source: The Guradian

David Bailey: 'Deneuve said it's great we're divorced – now we can be lovers!'

Today 08:04 GMT

Flicking through them all at once makes you realise the extraordinary extent to which Bailey created the touchpoints of what our culture looks like.

He has always managed to straddle both the establishment and the counterculture: in the 70s, Bailey was the photographer chosen to go with prime minister James Callaghan to China.

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Source: The Guradian

Pilot, lawyer, medic: meet the people who turned video game careers into real ones

Today 08:04 GMT

Back in 2016, the current Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that his interest in the managerial aspect of the beautiful game came from a video game.

They were a constant presence in my life as I started studying history in high school, went on to become a Classics major in college, enrolled as an archaeology student in graduate school, and started working as a professional field archaeologist almost 20 years later.

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Source: The Guradian

Ending climate change requires the end of capitalism. Have we got the stomach for it?

Monday 16:20 GMT

Climate change activism is increasingly the domain of the young, such as 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, the unlikely face of the school strike for climate movement, which has seen many thousands of children walk out of school to demand that their parents’ generation takes responsibility for leaving them a planet to live on.

The need to keep the wheels of capitalism well-oiled takes precedence even against a backdrop of fires, floods and hurricanes.

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Source: Fox News

Tomi Lahren: 'The Game' is over

Today 03:19 GMT

It’s OK to degrade, demean and harass a woman so long as she’s a conservative and so long as her name is Tomi Lahren, huh, Game?

You can even call me ugly, dumb, or a whole dictionary full of horrible things, but the collection of things that have been said or directed at me from The Game and friends, is not OK.

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Source: Global News

Montrealer identified as alleged informant in U.S. college bribery scandal

Today 00:34 GMT

READ MORE: Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin indicted in alleged Ivy League college admissions scheme. Now a manager for a building maintenance company in Victoria, Margolese said he had heard about Tobin’s troubles with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission prior to last week’s news about the college scandal that continues to grip the United States.

Morrie Tobin, the Montreal native named in reports as the central figure who exposed an alleged college admissions scam in the United States, was described Tuesday by those who knew him as someone who stood out for his athleticism and drive.

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Source: Fox News

Woman with tanning 'obsession' claims people accuse her of trying to 'switch races'

Wednesday 17:16 GMT

A woman in Northern Ireland claims people accuse her of blackface, or trying to “switch races” due to her “extreme" tan, which she achieves in part through injections. “People say that I wanted to be a black woman, and that I wanted to switch races and stuff just because I’m tanning, but I don’t really care,” said Hannah Tittensor, a 22-year-old student from Belfast.

She said she achieves her complexion through a combination of tanning beds and online-obtained injections of a chemical called Melanotan, as opposed to using tanning sprays, which get too “patchy” for her liking. Tittensor admitted her habit might be an “obsession” too, as she claimed she feels better when she’s tan.


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