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Dad creates app so son can’t ignore his text messages

A father has developed a cellphone app to encourage his teenage son to be more responsive to his text messages. Two weeks ago, Nick Herbert, a United Kingdom-based product manager, launched ReplyASAP–an app that allows users to send urgent messages to others that cannot be ignored without the sender knowing. The recipient then gets a notification that the text has been read. Herbert, 45, said he developed the app so he and other parents could immediately reach their children. Ben, Herbert’s 13-year-old son, enjoys playing Xbox and soccer with hisRead More


Pearson ground crew strike continues after union votes 98% against Swissport contract offer – Toronto #CBC

The union representing some 700 baggage handlers, cabin cleaners and other ground crew has voted overwhelmingly against a contract offer by Swissport, meaning workers won’t be ending their work stoppage, which has gone on four weeks already. Teamsters Local 419 says 98 per cent of its members voted to reject the deal. “Swissport’s new offer was almost identical to what our members rejected in the first place,” explained Harjinder Badial, vice-president of the local, in a statement Wednesday night. “The fact that the company is still refusing to address the issues that ledRead More


Vice Presidential Debate 2012 Complete – ABC News and Yahoo News: The Candidates Debate

Live coverage from Danville, Kentucky of the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. source #NBC #CBS #ABC #News #worldNews #Videos #youtube #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather forecast


Prince Harry says Charles ‘was there for us’ after Diana’s death

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry defended the way his father, Prince Charles, cared for him and his brother as they grieved for their mother, Princess Diana, in a documentary previewed by the BBC on Wednesday. “Diana, 7 days” recounts the events following Diana’s death 20 years ago. She was killed with her lover Dodi al-Fayed when their limousine crashed in a tunnel in the French capital Paris as it sped away from pursuing paparazzi. Her children, Princes William and Harry, who were aged 15 and 12 when she died,Read More


The Weather Network Timmins, Tue July 2, 1996 the new EarthWatch look

This was a new summer format. Loved the revolving globe on the left side. The music is amazingly cheerful, like a new party. source #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather forecast


‘Closer’ To Kyra Sedgwick (CBS News)

Hannah Storm speaks with Kyra Sedgwick about her role in “The Closer,” and how her trailblazing role in the crime-fighting series has opened doors for women in Hollywood. (CBSNews.com) source #NBC #CBS #ABC #News #worldNews #Videos #youtube #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather forecast


49ers’ Katie Sowers becomes NFL’s first openly gay coach, second woman to hold full-time post

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers officially hired Katie Sowers for the 2017 season last week, making her the team’s first female assistant coach. She’s also the second full-time female assistant coach in NFL history. Sowers joins? Buffalo Bills quality control coach Kathryn Smith, who last year became the league’s first female full-time assistant. On Tuesday, Sowers, 31, made more history, becoming the NFL’s first openly gay coach. In an interview with Outsports.com, Sowers discussed her sexual orientation for the first time on the record. “No matter whatRead More


Researcher tracks grizzly behaviour with a little help from a can of WD-40 – Calgary #CBC

Could roadkill stop the spring kill of cattle by Alberta’s grizzly bear population? That was the question behind an analysis of a 15-year provincial project, undertaken by Andrea Morehouse, a wildlife biologist with the University of Alberta. The study, known as the intercept feeding program, ran from 1998 to 2013 in southwestern Alberta. “The goal of the program was to reduce spring incidents of grizzly bears killing livestock,” Morehouse said on the Calgary Eyeopener. In an effort to alter the grizzlies’ behaviour pattern, roadkill ungulates were collected during the winter, then dropped by a helicopter at aRead More


U.S. stock fund withdrawals largest of 2017: ICI

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors battered U.S.-based stock funds with the largest withdrawals this year as wild trading disrupted the market’s summertime calm, Investment Company Institute (ICI) data showed on Wednesday. Nearly $9.2 billion flowed out of equity mutual funds and exchange-traded funds during the week through Aug. 16, with a 37th week of inflows for international shares only slightly offsetting $11.3 billion of withdrawals for domestic stocks, according to the trade group. U.S. stocks remained on pace to deliver their ninth straight year of positive returns. Yet two pullbacksRead More


The Beatles’ first appearance on American TV — NBC News

The Beatles’ first appearance on American television was on NBC News — the November 18, 1963 edition of the Huntley-Brinkley Report, which featured this report on Beatlemania in England by correspondent Edwin Newman. It hasn’t been seen anywhere since it aired half a century ago. The video no longer exists, but this audio-only copy was recently discovered in the archives. Of course, the Beatles’ first LIVE appearance on American television was the Ed Sullivan Show, on February 9, 1964. This NBC News report predates that immortal moment by nearly threeRead More