Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Global News


Padres come back, beat Rockies 5-4

SAN DIEGO—The Padres scored twice in the eighth inning on Rex Brothers’ wild pitch and catcher Edwin Rosario’s errant throw back to the plate, lifting San Diego to a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies last night.


Osisko Mining announces new deal with Yamana Gold and Agnico Eagle

MONTREAL — Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK) has signed a new friendly deal valued at $3.9 billion that will see the gold miner acquired by Yamana Gold (TSX:YRI) and Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. (TSX:AEM).
Osisko’s main asset is the Canadian Malartic mine in Quebec.
The offer tops a rival hostile bid by Goldcorp (TSX:G) that was valued at $3.6 billion or $7.65 per share.


‘Stop sharing suicide data’: asks privacy watchdog

TORONTO—Ontario’s privacy watchdog issued a special report yesterday demanding police stop sharing information about suicide attempts with U.S. officials, who used the mental health data to block at least four Canadians from entering the United States.


More than 42% of anglophone Canadians now own a tablet: study

TORONTO — More than 42 per cent of anglophone Canadians now own a tablet and most are increasingly choosing one of Apple’s iPads, suggests a report by the Media Technology Monitor.
Tablet ownership spiked by about 66 per cent between 2012 and 2013, according to the results of a MTM survey conducted with 4,009 Canadians between Oct. 7 and Dec. 1 of last year.

Health & Wellness

Out-of-pocket health costs rising; low income homes face biggest pinch

TORONTO — A new report says out-of-pocket health expenses rose sharply from 1997 to 2009 with low income households taking the hardest hit.
The Statistics Canada report says low income households saw their health-care related costs rise by 63 per cent over that period, compared to an increase of between 36 and 48 per cent for higher earners.


Combat vehicles in east Ukraine city fly Russian flags

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — A column of armoured vehicles flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russia demonstrators Wednesday, dampening the central government’s hopes to re-establish control over restive eastern Ukraine.


British Museum uses new technology to look beneath the bandages of ancient Egyptian mummies

LONDON — The fascination with mummies never gets old. Now the British Museum is using new technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries.
Scientists have used CT scans and volume graphics software to go beneath the bandages, revealing skin, bones, internal organs — and in one case a brain-scooping rod left inside a skull by embalmers.


Man with 1st name ‘God’ sues credit rating agency

NEW YORK — A New York City man claims that a credit reporting agency falsely reported he had no financial history because his first name is God.
According to the New York Post ( ), God Gazarov says in a lawsuit that Equifax has refused to correct its system to recognize his name as legitimate.


Americans look past calories as approach to dieting evolves; major brands feel sales slide

NEW YORK — Obsessing over calories alone has left dieters with an empty feeling.