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Japan Airlines tightens alcohol rules for pilots Japan Airlines tightens alcohol rules for pilots
- November 19, 2018

The decision comes on the heels of an incident involving Japan Airlines pilot Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, who was arrested on October 28 after being nearly 10 times over the legal limit for alcohol prior to his flight at London Heathrow airport, according to CNN . (more...)
Surgeon specialized in gender-affirming procedures coming to PG Surgeon specialized in gender-affirming procedures coming to PG
- November 19, 2018

Up until now, those wanting the surgery had to travel to Montreal or the United States, which Dix says resulted in additional medical risks associated with travelling long distances after surgery and with follow-up care. "Navigating through this was challenging, costly and time-consuming", Haworth, who works with Trans Care BC, said at Friday's news conference. British Columbia now becomes the first province in Western Canada to provide these surgeries. (more...)
Ireland has no plans to prepare infrastructure for hard border - foreign minister Ireland has no plans to prepare infrastructure for hard border - foreign minister
- November 19, 2018

He added: "I know looking at things today that it looks like it's going to be very hard to win the vote in the House of Commons but I think as reality kicks in and as the precipice approaches, you may find more and more people becoming willing to support this deal". (more...)
May tells party critics that ousting her 'won't help Brexit' May tells party critics that ousting her 'won't help Brexit'
- November 19, 2018

Under fire from all sides, her leadership under question, her deal under pressure, she told me she had never thought about giving up. May said negotiating teams were working "as we speak" and she meant to go to Brussels and meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. (more...)
BC Hydro says climate change events cause worse storms, more outages BC Hydro says climate change events cause worse storms, more outages
- November 18, 2018

Hydro noting it has three times more trees per kilometre of transmission line than any other utility in the continent. "The changes in the weather don't just change on how we're feeling, this is having great impact on the things we've built and for BC Hydro they announced that in the last five year that the number of weather-related events tripled". (more...)
BC Hydro says climate change events cause worse storms, more outages BC Hydro says climate change events cause worse storms, more outages
- November 18, 2018

Hydro noting it has three times more trees per kilometre of transmission line than any other utility in the continent. "The changes in the weather don't just change on how we're feeling, this is having great impact on the things we've built and for BC Hydro they announced that in the last five year that the number of weather-related events tripled". (more...)
Dead whale discovered on BC shore Dead whale discovered on BC shore
- November 18, 2018

Cottrell said it is hard to tell at this point how old the humpback whale is. "We'd like to let our customers know that traffic is flowing normally at this time". In a tweet, BC Ferries said it was "saddened" to hear about the deceased marine mammal, and that the incident happened on Friday morning. Fisheries officials were dispatched to move the carcass so a necropsy can be done. (more...)
'Post-Crypto Hangover' Leaves Nvidia With Unsold Graphics Cards 'Post-Crypto Hangover' Leaves Nvidia With Unsold Graphics Cards
- November 18, 2018

The spanking continued today. The Santa Clara, California-based maker of graphics processing unit chips used for gaming and artificial intelligence computing missed most Wall Street estimates both for the third quarter and guidance for the current quarter, both reported today. (more...)
Global shipping to Canada starting to be suspended as strike continues Global shipping to Canada starting to be suspended as strike continues
- November 18, 2018

Canada Post, facing a huge delivery backlog as the labour unrest looked set to enter its fifth week, recently sweetened its offer to staff in a last-ditch effort to bring the rotating strikes to an end. In Toronto alone, a record 260 trailers of parcels and packets were waiting to be unloaded, while in Vancouver more than 100 trailers were parked outside its plant. (more...)
Heavy Canadian crude falls to record low amid production cuts Heavy Canadian crude falls to record low amid production cuts
- November 18, 2018

The discount versus WTI was also elevated for upgraded synthetic crude at US$31.55 per barrel and for Edmonton light oil at US$34.60. Western Canadian Select at Hardisty, Alberta, traded at US$43-a-barrel discount to WTI Thursday, $2.50 wider than on Wednesday, data compiled by Bloomberg show. (more...)
Federal Reserve to review strategies, tools, and communication practices Federal Reserve to review strategies, tools, and communication practices
- November 18, 2018

While generally upbeat about the USA economic outlook, Powell listed potential challenges including slowing demand overseas, fading fiscal stimulus and the lagged effect on the economy of the Fed's eight rate increases since late 2015. That comment may have been a quiet rebuke to President Trump, who's openly criticized Powell for raising interest rates, which he said hinders economic growth. (more...)
Canada Post must deal with 'injury crisis' to end walkouts, says union Canada Post must deal with 'injury crisis' to end walkouts, says union
- November 18, 2018

The offer comes after E-Bay intervened saying there is warning of huge losses on Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. The Canadian Press reported the Crown corporation's four-year offer includes an annual two per cent wage hike, plus a signing bonus of up to $1,000 per employee. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation probing American woman's death on Aruba-bound cruise ship Federal Bureau of Investigation probing American woman's death on Aruba-bound cruise ship
- November 18, 2018

There have been also been a rash of rapes, murder, and freak accidents on cruise ships. The alleged attacker was ordered off the boat on the tiny of island in Aruba where he was met by local authorities. Blood and broken glass all over it'. The victim's husband, who is also American, was removed from the ship by Aruban investigators on Tuesday morning and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is reportedly also on the case. (more...)
Sanders Aims Minimum Wage Bill at Walmart Sanders Aims Minimum Wage Bill at Walmart
- November 18, 2018

In a call with reporters, the independent senator from Vermont reiterated his praise of Amazon , saying that he believes every worker impacted by the change saw their overall compensation rise, with some employees seeing huge pay increases of up to 50%. (more...)
Bitcoin Cash’s Latest Hard Fork Bitcoin Cash’s Latest Hard Fork
- November 18, 2018

The latest Bitcoin Cash hard fork had even the Bitcoin bulls revising projected year-end prices , with a rise in buying interest for Bitcoin Cash SV weighing on Bitcoin and the broader market through the day. Terracoin (TRC) traded 4.1% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.0301 or 0.00000534 BTC. It is similar to bitcoin with regards to its protocol; Proof of Work SHA-256 hashing, 21,000,000 supply, same block times and reward system. (more...)
Rules released for private pot retail stores set to open in April Rules released for private pot retail stores set to open in April
- November 18, 2018

The LCBO stores will follow suit with those hours, sources say. In addition to LCBO locations, The Beer Store and other authorized retailers such as grocery stores and agency stores will also be able to stay open during the new extended hours. (more...)
Global oil market to lapse into surplus in 2019 Global oil market to lapse into surplus in 2019
- November 17, 2018

As prices recovered through the summer, US oil output topped 11 million bpd - contributing one million bpd to a 1.8-million-bpd increase in global output since May, according to the IEA. OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo said Wednesday that OPEC and its partners are committed to sustaining "this balance that we fought very hard in the last two years to restore". (more...)
Xi Jinping: US-China trade war will produce no winners Xi Jinping: US-China trade war will produce no winners
- November 17, 2018

He also warned that the USA could double the tariffs already imposed on Chinese goods. The US has so far imposed tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports. nor is it a trap as some people have labelled it", he said. "History has shown that confrontation, whether in the form of a cold war, a hot war or a trade war, will produce no winners", he told leaders gathered in Papua New Guinea's capital for the summit. (more...)
Uber loss grows in 3Q; company says it’s investing in future Uber loss grows in 3Q; company says it’s investing in future
- November 17, 2018

He emphasized the "high-potential markets in India and the Middle East where we continue to solidify our leadership position". Khosrowshahi has focused on growing Uber Eats , which took in $2.1 billion in booking revenue , marking a 150 percent jump over a year ago and about 17 percent of total bookings. (more...)
Alexa voice shoppers get early access to these Amazon Black Friday specials Alexa voice shoppers get early access to these Amazon Black Friday specials
- November 16, 2018

Customers will also be able to use the Watch a Deal feature on any item, ensuring they never miss a daily deal on that product. Staff at the company's fulfillment centre in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire are preparing for their busiest Black Friday on record. (more...)
Jaguar Land Rover Figures Out How Drivers Can Avoid Red Lights Jaguar Land Rover Figures Out How Drivers Can Avoid Red Lights
- November 16, 2018

This involves cars speaking to each other and traffic lights broadcasting their status and probably algorithms to work out the likely tailbacks at each junction, so it's quite the complicated job. A recent in-car test on some of London's most polluted streets showed that the airbubbl removes more than 95 per cent of unsafe nitrogen dioxide in under 12 minutes. (more...)
Jennie-O Recalling Ground Turkey Amid Widespread Salmonella Outbreak Jennie-O Recalling Ground Turkey Amid Widespread Salmonella Outbreak
- November 16, 2018

Click the image to see a larger version. According to the agency, Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales is recalling 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products. Children under 5, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have severe illness from contaminated food that could lead to hospitalization. (more...)
Jeff Bezos says Amazon will fail and go bankrupt one day Jeff Bezos says Amazon will fail and go bankrupt one day
- November 16, 2018

Bezos went on to share two other pieces of wisdom with Amazon employees. According to CNBC , he went on to say that he predicts that Amazon will one day fail and go bankrupt. "It's reasonable for large institutions of any kind, whether it be companies or governments, to be scrutinised". Bezos also owns The Washington Post, which has been a lightning rod of criticism for some conservatives, including President Trump, who told Axios last week that his administration was looking into antitrust ... (more...)
BMW updates 330e plug-in hybrid with XtraBoost performance BMW updates 330e plug-in hybrid with XtraBoost performance
- November 16, 2018

BMW tells us it'll be possible to go a heady 68mph on EV power alone, which is 18mph more than the previous hybrid 3 Series. The 330e's powertrain consists of a 2.0-liter turbo-4 working with an electric motor integrated with an 8-speed automatic transmission. (more...)
Province announces new affordable housing projects, including 1,274 homes on Vancouver Island Province announces new affordable housing projects, including 1,274 homes on Vancouver Island
- November 16, 2018

When the government released its 30-point housing plan, it promised almost 37,000 new homes through direct government funding. In Vancouver Island/Gulf Islands, there are 20 projects involving the construction of 1,274 homes. The housing complexes will include non-profit and co-op options. This in turn is part of the province's 10-year commitment to build 114,000 affordable homes for British Columbians, which also includes social housing, supportive housing, shelter homes, student housing ... (more...)

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