Sunday, March 1, 2015

Global News


Sprint drivers get extra day of testing

HAMPTON, Ga.—After the glitz of Daytona, it’s time for the NASCAR grind.
The Sprint Cup drivers returned to the track yesterday at Atlanta Motor Speedway—getting an extra day to test out the new rules package that will be in effect for the first time.


Ford adding 400 jobs

OAKVILLE, Ont.—Ford Motor Co. today announced the addition of 400 new jobs to its assembly plant in Oakville, Ont. as it officially launched production of the new Edge crossover SUV—a vehicle which will be built for Canada, the U.S., and a number of other countries.


‘Mr. Spock’ passes away

LOS ANGELES—Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of “Star Trek” fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.
Nimoy died today of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his L.A. home, said his son, Adam Nimoy.
He was 83.


That email look phishy to you? Your boss might be testing your security savvy

NEW YORK — Are you a hack waiting to happen? Your boss wants to find out.

Health & Wellness

Philips Lifeline recalls help button pendants with non-breakaway neck cords

OTTAWA — Philips Lifeline is recalling the non-breakaway neck cord version of its help button pendants.
Cords without the breakaway design could pose a strangulation risk if the cord gets caught on a wheelchair, walker or other protruding objects.
Health Canada and the company have had two reports of deaths in Canada since 2009 that were possibly related to the affected products.


El-Sissi says Libya was ‘abandoned’ to militias, wants UN-backed coalition against extremists

CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s president said in a radio interview aired on Tuesday that creating a U.N.-backed coalition was the best course of action to rid Libya of Islamic extremists.
Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, speaking to France’s Europe 1 Radio, said Egyptian airstrikes against Islamic State group positions in Libya on Monday were in self-defence.


SpaceX launches deep-space observatory on 3rd try, nixes rocket-landing test due to rough seas

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched an observatory inspired by former Vice-President Al Gore toward a solar-storm lookout point a million miles away Wednesday.
The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off on the third try in four days, successfully hoisting the spacecraft for NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Air Force.


Missing boy found

TORONTO—Police say a three-year-old Toronto boy has been rushed to hospital after wandering away from an apartment building into bitterly-cold temperatures overnight.
A police detective says the boy—named Elijah—was found outside without vital signs but there is no word on his condition.


Canada to cover cost of new bridge

OTTAWA—The federal government says it has reached a funding arrangement for a major new bridge between Canada and the U.S. after years of sometimes-acrimonious delay.
Canada already had been planning to pay for 95 percent of a new bridge between Windsor, Ont. and Detroit, and now there’s an agreement that would cover the remaining portion for a customs plaza on the U.S. side.