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  • This Day in History: Benedict Arnold wounded at the Battle of Quebec

    12/31/2017 8:20:17 PM PST · by iowamark · 11 replies
    TaraRoss.com ^ | 12/31/17
    On this day in 1775, the Battle of Quebec is fought. American General Richard Montgomery is killed. Benedict Arnold is wounded. Daniel Morgan and more than 400 others are captured. I guess you could say that it didn’t go too well. Readers of this page may recall that Benedict Arnold undertook a daring mission during the fall of 1775. Remember, Arnold was a hero and a Patriot for many years before he turned traitor! He was dying to undertake the mission, however dangerous it might be. With George Washington’s blessing, Arnold led a force of about 1,000 men through the...
  • Scientists find way to make mineral which can remove CO2 from atmosphere

    08/14/2018 10:36:38 PM PDT · by Innovative · 106 replies
    Phys.org ^ | Aug. 14, 2018 | Goldschmidt Conference
    Scientists have found a rapid way of producing magnesite, a mineral which stores carbon dioxide. If this can be developed to an industrial scale, it opens the door to removing CO2 from the atmosphere for long-term storage, thus countering the global warming effect of atmospheric CO2. This work is presented at the Goldschmidt conference in Boston. Project leader, Professor Ian Power (Trent University, Ontario, Canada) said: "Our work shows two things. Firstly, we have explained how and how fast magnesite forms naturally. This is a process which takes hundreds to thousands of years in nature at Earth's surface. The second...
  • Massachusetts mayor boycotts Sam Adams after cofounder thanked Trump for tax cuts

    08/14/2018 10:22:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/14/18 | Aris Folley
    Joseph Curtatone, the mayor of Somerville, Mass., said Sunday that he will never drink Sam Adams beer again after the cofounder of the Boston brewery thanked President Trump for a corporate tax cut. “I will never drink Sam Adam's beer again!” the Massachusetts Democrat said on Twitter. Curtatone linked to an article published by the Boston Business Journal that detailed a dinner where Jim Koch, who co-founded Boston Beer, thanked the president for the GOP-authored tax cut that he said would help his company compete against foreign brewers. In another tweet posted on Sunday evening, Curtatone made a direct message...
  • Trump's trade war advantage: The US economy is 'firing on all cylinders,' says expert

    08/12/2018 11:06:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 13, 2018 | Weizhen Tan
    • "We have to realize that perhaps China isn't as strong as when we at first think. China is still figuring out also how to deal with this trade situation, how to ensure the stability of its domestic economy," said Curtis Chin, an Asia fellow at the Milken Institute. • Speaking to CNBC's "Squawk Box," Chin also "totally" disagreed with the view that U.S. President Donald Trump's policies are backfiring. China's power may have been overrated and the U.S. economy is staying strong, meaning that U.S. President Donald Trump has an advantage in the trade war, according to one expert....
  • The Democrats Don’t Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy

    05/10/2018 6:30:32 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 5/10/18 | Greenfield
    The Democrats Don’t Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy Not just treasonous, stupid. May 10, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Quick, what’s the Dem position on Syria? What about China? Don’t bother. There was once a time when Democrats could discuss Syria, North Korea, the South China Sea, economic tensions in the European Union and the future of Africa. But that was before Trump. Democrats don’t have a foreign policy anymore. They have a Trump...
  • Fredericton man charged in Canada mass shooting that killed two police officers, two civilians

    08/11/2018 3:04:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    N Y Daily News ^ | Aug 11, 2018 | 2:15 PM | Jessica Schladebeck
    The suspect, Matthew Vincent Raymond, is accused of killing Fredericton constables Robb Costello and Sarah Burns as well as 32-year-old Bobbie Lee Wright and her 42-year-old boyfriend, Donnie Robichaud, authorities announced in a press release. The couple had just gotten together at the beginning of August. The officers were responding to reports of shots fired around 7 a.m. Friday at an apartment near Brookside avenue in Fredericton, where they found the two deceased civilians before being fatally shot themselves, Fredericton deputy police chief Martin Gaudet said Friday. Additional officers responded and engaged the suspect. They entered the apartment building around...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    08/10/2018 10:14:58 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/10/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    A federal jury in Portland, Oregon found FBI Agent Joseph Astarita not guilty of lying about firing two shots during a deadly law enforcement operation..... A California jury has ordered the chemical company Monsanto to pay a California man 289 million dollars in damages for causing his cancer..... Late word tonight that a turboprop aircraft was stolen by an airline employee at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The plane was intercepted by fighter aircraft and did some acrobatic maneuvers before crashing on an island in southern Puget Sound..... The Syrian government launched dozens of airstrikes and shelling attacks across three northern provinces...
  • At least 4 people dead in shooting, Canadian police say

    08/10/2018 5:26:34 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 33 replies
    Fox News Live ^ | Aug. 10, 2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    At least four people were killed in a shooting Friday in Fredericton, Canada, police said. The Fredericton Police Department tweeted Friday morning to caution residents to avoid Brookside Drive due to an "ongoing incident." Later, police confirmed four people had been killed in the incident. It was not immediately clear what caused the shooting.
  • New Zealand woman dies after group jumps from bridge in Sicamous, B.C.

    08/10/2018 4:11:59 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 49 replies
    CBC News ^ | August 9, 2018 | The Canadian Press
    A 23-year-old New Zealand woman has died after she and three friends jumped from a bridge in Sicamous, B.C. RCMP say it happened at around 2 a.m. Wednesday when all four people leaped from the Bruhn Bridge on the Trans Canada Highway. The bridge is 20 metres above the Sicamous Channel connecting the popular boating areas of Shuswap and Mara lakes, 75 kilometres north of Vernon. When the woman didn't resurface after the jump her friends found her and pulled her to shore where she was rushed to hospital, but was pronounced dead. Police say there is nothing criminal about...
  • Saudi Arabia crucified a man in Mecca while aggressively calling out Canada over human rights

    08/09/2018 2:17:37 AM PDT · by Cronos · 44 replies
    Business insider ^ | 7.August.2018 | Alex Locke
    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia executed a man by crucifixion in the holy city of Mecca on Wednesday amid waging a public-relations battle with Canada over human rights. The man, Elias Abulkalaam Jamaleddeen, was accused of murder, theft, and attempted rape, according to Bloomberg. Saudi Arabia, ruled by its interpretation of Islamic law, rarely carries out crucifixions, but capital punishment remains common. Crimes in Saudi Arabia such as homosexuality and attending anti-government rallies have previously led to crucifixion sentences. Unlike the biblical crucifixions carried out by the Romans against Christians in antiquity, Saudi crucifixions usually involve displaying a beheaded corpse...
  • Saudi Arabia Orders Its Fund Managers to Dump Canadian Assets

    08/08/2018 7:48:42 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8-8-2018 | By Margherita Stancati in Beirut,
    Saudi Arabia is ordering its citizens to leave Canada, selling its financial assets there and freezing trade between the two countries as part of an extraordinary diplomatic spat that has brought into global view the kingdom’s extreme sensitivity to Western criticism. The steps follow the Canada’s foreign ministry’s chastising Saudi Arabia for its recent arrest of human-rights activists. Canada’s foreign ministry, in a Twitter message sent on Friday, called on Saudi authorities to “immediately release” the activists. The Saudi government rejected what it described as Canada’s unacceptable interference in its domestic affairs, and on Monday expelled the Canadian ambassador to...
  • Chronically ill man releases audio of hospital staff offering assisted death

    08/08/2018 3:08:21 PM PDT · by DFG · 7 replies
    CTV News (Canada) ^ | 08/02/2018 | Staff
    An Ontario man suffering from an incurable neurological disease has provided CTV News with audio recordings that he says are proof that hospital staff offered him medically assisted death, despite his repeated requests to live at home. Roger Foley, 42, who earlier this year launched a landmark lawsuit against a London hospital, several health agencies, the Ontario government and the federal government, alleges that health officials will not provide him with an assisted home care team of his choosing, instead offering, among other things, medically assisted death. Foley suffers from cerebellar ataxia, a brain disorder that limits his ability to...
  • Canada defiant after Saudi Arabia freezes new trade over human rights call

    08/08/2018 2:30:52 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 5, 2018 / 7:47 PM / | Aziz El Yaakoubi, David Ljunggren
    RIYADH/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada on Monday refused to back down in its defense of human rights after Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment and expelled the Canadian ambassador in retaliation for Ottawa’s call to free arrested Saudi civil society activists...........
  • Canada to ask allies to help cool Saudi dispute; U.S. offers no aid

    08/07/2018 4:25:30 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7 Aug 2018 | David Ljunggren
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada plans to seek help from the United Arab Emirates and Britain to defuse an escalating dispute with Saudi Arabia, sources said on Tuesday, but close ally the United States made clear it would not get involved. The Saudi government on Sunday recalled its ambassador to Ottawa, barred Canada’s envoy from returning and placed a ban on new trade, denouncing Canada for urging the release of jailed rights activists. Riyadh accused Ottawa on Tuesday of interfering in its internal affairs. One well placed source said the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau - which stresses the...
  • Saudi Arabia withdrawing students from Canadian schools, suspending flights to Toronto

    08/06/2018 4:01:44 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 40 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | 8-6-2018 | Steven Chase
    The Saudi Arabian government plans to withdraw all Saudi students studying at Canadian universities, colleges and other schools in retaliation for Canada criticizing the country’s human-rights record. A Saudi government source, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter, said there are more than 15,000 Saudis here on government-funded scholarships, grants or in trainee programs. Accompanying family members bring the number to 20,000 or more. The Saudi students will be moved immediately to study programs in other countries with similar education systems, such as Britain or the United States, the Saudi official said. Separately, Saudi Arabian Airlines, via the...
  • Saudi Arabia Suspends Flights To Canada as The Diplomatic Confrontation Escalates…

    08/06/2018 8:47:46 PM PDT · by bitt · 43 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 8/6/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Many people are perplexed about the severity of Saudi Arabia’s response after Justin from Canada and Foreign Minister Crystina Freeland began denouncing KSA’s action in jailing a Saudi national, Samar Badawi (pictured below with Obama and Clinton), likely a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, for action against the government. It certainly appears there is a bigger backstory here than generally visible. Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that it is ordering Canada’s ambassador to leave the country and freezing all new trade and investment transactions with Canada. “We consider the Canadian ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia persona non grata...
  • Saudi Arabia Suspends Flights To Canada as The Diplomatic Confrontation Escalates

    08/06/2018 3:50:13 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 6, 2018 | Sundance
    Many people are perplexed about the severity of Saudi Arabia’s response after Justin from Canada and Foreign Minister Crystina Freeland began denouncing KSA’s action in jailing a Saudi national, Samar Badawi (pictured below with Obama and Clinton), likely a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, for action against the government. It certainly appears there is a bigger backstory here than generally visible. Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that it is ordering Canada’s ambassador to leave the country and freezing all new trade and investment transactions with Canada. “We consider the Canadian ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia persona non grata...
  • Saudi Arabia orders Canadian envoy to leave over criticism

    08/05/2018 9:32:26 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    ITV ^ | Aug 5, 2018 | David Kawai
    Saudi Arabia has ordered Canadian ambassador Dennis Horak to leave the kingdom within 24 hours (David Kawai/The Canadian Press via AP) Saudi Arabia has ordered the Canadian ambassador to leave the ultraconservative kingdom within 24 hours after his nation criticised the recent arrest of women’s rights activists. The Saudi Foreign Ministry also said it would freeze “all new business” between the kingdom and Canada. Some 10% of Canadian crude oil imports come from Saudi Arabia. Canadian officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It was not immediately clear if Ambassador Dennis Horak was in the kingdom. “Any...
  • Immensa and CCC’s make breakthrough for concrete formwork using large format 3D printing

    08/05/2018 1:31:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    ME Construction News ^ | August 5, 2018 | Anirban Bagchi
    UAE and Greek companies claim world first tech allows architects to become industry’s master builders UAE-based 3D printing company Immensa Technology Labs has released the result of a joint effort with Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) to recover a series of concrete casting techniques with the aid of large-format 3D printing. In what the two companies claim is a world-first, a ‘Sensorial Adaptive Concrete Screen’ was developed with NOWlab, the innovation department of Berlin-based BigRep. The screen showcases techniques that once belonged to skilled craftsman but have had life breathed back into them through expert digital fabrication. According to a statement...
  • She Was Brought Before the Ottawa Human Rights Commission

    08/04/2018 1:52:30 PM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Janice Fiamengo, a professor of English at the University of Ottawa and an outspoken opponent of feminism, found herself brought before the Ottawa Human Rights Commission in a two-year ordeal related to alleged discrimination. She gives us a flavor of what these commissions are like, and how universities deal with accusations like this...