Monday May 20-th, 2019

Border official: Canadians entering United States risk lifetime ban for marijuana use Border official: Canadians entering United States risk lifetime ban for marijuana use

In a piece titled, " U.S. Border Policy on Pot Is About to Get Even Stupider ", Splinter's Sophie Weiner points out that upcoming "midterms could change all of this". They say that despite one in eight Canadians using cannabis today, 400,000 peop...

BMW’s Self-Driving Motorcycle Could Help Keep Bikers Safe BMW’s Self-Driving Motorcycle Could Help Keep Bikers Safe

Yes, you read that right. On Tuesday September 11, BMW released a video (below) of its self-driving motorcycle in action. When you think about autonomous vehicles, your mind might immediately drift to cars and vans from companies like Waymo ...

Waffle House opens storm center; prepares to ride out Hurricane Florence Waffle House opens storm center; prepares to ride out Hurricane Florence

But if a Waffle House is closed, FEMA knows it's bad, and the index turns red . The idea is that first responders as well as people who rode out the storm will need food and Waffle House wants to help. Check out the color-coded index. Waffle Hou...

GM Recalling 210,000 Brand-New Cars for Brake Defect GM Recalling 210,000 Brand-New Cars for Brake Defect

It said it has introduced changes since 2015 to mitigate the problem , which causes temporary loss of power steering and makes it hard to steer, especially under low-speed conditions. GM says it's not aware of any crashes. Dealers will bleed the ...

Presidential emergency alert system text coming next week Presidential emergency alert system text coming next week

The system is used to warn the public in cases of emergency, such as risky weather, and missing children. We don't actually know if the president will send the text himself, but it will have a headline that says "Presidential Alert". It is also mea...

Australians told to chop strawberries as police investigate needles found in fruit Australians told to chop strawberries as police investigate needles found in fruit

Coles issued a statement today saying it had already removed Donnybrook strawberries as requested by Queensland Health, but now it would remove all brands of Queensland grown strawberries for the time being. A nine-year-old boy bit into a contami...

Strawberry sabotage widens as more needles found

Police began looking into the potentially unsafe berries after a Facebook user on Saturday wrote that their friend took a bite of a strawberry and ate "half a sewing needle", according to the Palm Beach Post . A $100,000 reward has reportedly be...

End of an era: Volkswagen axes production of iconic Beetle End of an era: Volkswagen axes production of iconic Beetle

Available either coupe or convertible bodies in SE or SEL trim levels, the Beetle Final Edition can be swathed in two exclusive colors or one of three paint shades shared with the rest of the Beetle line. Currently, the Beetle is still listed...

Congress Leader Defends Congress Leader Defends "Illiterate" Remark On PM Modi Amid Controversy

A sharp depreciation in the rupee and the spike in crude oil price has led to rise in CAD resulting in capital outflows. The minister said that external factors like policies adopted by the U.S., trade war and crude oil prices are impacting economi...

Seller of fake TripAdvisor reviews jailed in Seller of fake TripAdvisor reviews jailed in "landmark" case

This is one of the first times paid review fraud - when companies or individuals sell fake reviews to business owners - has resulted in a criminal conviction. "However, we can only do so much alone". Pascal Lamy, the chairman of the World Committe...

Majority of Voters Say They Do Not Want Congress to Impeach Trump Majority of Voters Say They Do Not Want Congress to Impeach Trump

In November 2016, the same poll found 74 percent of voters believed Trump to be intelligent, representing a stunning 23-point decline since the president's election victory. As for the president's overall approval rating, Quinnipiac puts it natio...

Running Out of Tariff Options, China Takes Aim at American Companies Running Out of Tariff Options, China Takes Aim at American Companies

Scott, senior economist at the think tank. Stocks in Europe rose earlier as prospects for U.S. U.S. President Donald Trump said last week that in addition to preparing tariffs on the further $200 billion worth of goods, he had tariffs on an a...

Trade hopes and Turkey rate hike feed the bulls Trade hopes and Turkey rate hike feed the bulls

The currency was up 0.6% to 6.0455 per dollar by 10:40 am in Istanbul, after rising 4.3% the previous day. But Erdogan - who has been accused by critics of pressuring the nominally independent central bank - had earlier charged the bank with fail...

Amazon's Bezos says Trump should be 'glad' of media scrutiny Amazon's Bezos says Trump should be 'glad' of media scrutiny

Gates Foundation and the Gates Learning Foundation.) The organization, which is focused on global health and education, has distributed $46 billion to grant recipients through a year ago. "September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and each year A...

China says world trade system not ideal, needs reform

So, as Trump's tariff hikes on Chinese imports keep ramping up, China is naturally running out of room to retaliate. The current world trade system is not ideal and China supports reforms to it, including to the World Trade Organization, to make it...

Bank of England's Carney to stay until January 2020 to smooth Brexit Bank of England's Carney to stay until January 2020 to smooth Brexit

The chancellor of the exchequer Phillip Hammond has requested that Carney remain for an extended period, which the Governor agreed to in a letter of acceptance . In a letter to Hammond, Carney says: "I recognise that during this critical period, i...

Freeland to head back to Washington for high-level NAFTA negotiations Freeland to head back to Washington for high-level NAFTA negotiations

Freeland will head back to Canada for government business and to report to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau what transpired during the day's talks and where the negotiations stand. It also wants significant new access to Canada's sheltered da...

Turkey stuns market with massive interest rate hike Turkey stuns market with massive interest rate hike

The lira is down 38% against the dollar this year despite Thursday's slim gain. "We can not allow the use of the tool of exploitation that is interest rates", Erdogan told a meeting in Istanbul on Thursday. "If you say "inflation is cause, the ...

Jamie Dimon Says He Could Beat Trump, Immediately Backtracks Jamie Dimon Says He Could Beat Trump, Immediately Backtracks

Well, our official response is this: Don't tell us, dipshit. Dimon was asked if he thought he could beat Trump in an election during an event to announce a new "Advancing Cities" initiative. UPDATE: Dimon is walking things back. "And by th...

Ford tells Trump why it won't make China-built car in US Ford tells Trump why it won't make China-built car in US

Ford promptly shot down such a prospect, responding that "it would not be profitable" for the company to build the auto in the U.S. because of the relatively low sales volume it has forecast. Whirlpool Corp said proposed tariffs on components from C...

IEA warns of higher oil prices as Iran, Venezuela losses deepen IEA warns of higher oil prices as Iran, Venezuela losses deepen

US West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) crude futures were at $67.61 per barrel at 0112 GMT, up 7 cents from their last settlement. The U.S. sanctions snapping back in early November are expected to remove 1 million bpd and possibly more of Iran's oil...

Gold discovery opens RNC Metals' options on Beta Hunt mine sale Gold discovery opens RNC Metals' options on Beta Hunt mine sale

Australia's Gold Fields have produced numerous world's largest gold nuggets, including the 72kg nugget Welcome Stranger, which was unearthed by prospectors John Deason and Richard Oates in Victoria in 1869 during the gold rush. The largest gold nug...

Putin proposes 'historic' peace deal between Russia, Japan Putin proposes 'historic' peace deal between Russia, Japan

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin, prepare pancakes, as they visit an exhibition during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia . Russia's Tass news agency reported Moscow and Tokyo are considering Japan's...

How to watch the keynote and iPhone X reveals How to watch the keynote and iPhone X reveals

This is a developing story. Despite the cost, over 42 percent of current iPhone owners in the United States are planning to upgrade to whatever Apple announces today. Rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has a few models that cost almost as much as...

Apple can avoid tariffs by shifting production to US Apple can avoid tariffs by shifting production to US

Apple added that computer parts for its US operations would be hit by the tariffs . In the second quarter through June, General Motors's sales growth in China slowed to 0.7 percent amid what it called a "softening" of the market. China, for its p...

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