Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Global News


Rare series win for Jays in Bronx

NEW YORK—Jose Bautista decided it was time to take charge—not with his bat but with his feet.
The Toronto slugger stole second base without a throw with two outs in the ninth inning and then scored when Dioner Navarro hit a go-ahead single, lifting the Blue Jays over the N.Y. Yankees 5-4 yesterday for their first series win in the Bronx in nearly two years.


Canadian and Chinese companies partner to build nuclear reactors in Romania

VANCOUVER — A Canadian company is partnering with a Chinese firm in anticipation of building two more nuclear reactors in Romania that could be worth $1.5 billion for Canada’s economy.


Two die in plane crash

NANAIMO, B.C.—Two people have been killed in a small plane crash near Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.
Transportation Safety Board spokesman Bill Yearwood said the plane, an “amateur-built” Avid amphibious aircraft, crashed on take-off from the Nanaimo Airport in Cassidy on Saturday evening.
Cassidy is about 20 km southeast of Nanaimo.


Big Lake Ontario shark hoax shows risks posed by viral marketing, experts say

TORONTO — An online video hoax of a shark in Lake Ontario that caused real-world consternation this past week demonstrates the attention-grabbing risks marketers are taking in an increasingly media-fractured universe, experts say.
The problem, they say, is efforts to stand out from the crowd via “prankvertising” or “guerrilla” marketing can easily backfire.

Health & Wellness

Study: Nearly a third of kids misperceive weight - mostly heavy kids thinking thinner

NEW YORK — Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn’t have an accurate idea of their own weight — most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal.
These false impressions were more common in black and Mexican-American children than in white kids, the survey found.


French president says no survivors in Air Algerie crash

PARIS — French soldiers on Friday secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that went down in restive northern Mali with the loss of at least 116 people, French President Francois Hollande said Friday.
Terrorism has not been ruled out as a cause of the crash, although officials say the most likely cause is bad weather.


New scientific expedition to study remains of thousands of ancient animals in Wyoming cave

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are about to revisit one of North America’s most remarkable troves of late Pleistocene fossils: The bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.


Naked thieves take 60 hamburgers from eatery in southwest Florida

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — Police have released surveillance video of a trio of naked thieves stealing 60 hamburgers from an eatery in southwest Florida.
Police say the men — two entirely naked and one in his underwear — broke in early Sunday and left a trail of red peppers on the beach.


A haunting premonition: ‘What will happen if the airplane crashes?’ asks boy boarding MH17

In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?”