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Laurentian University’s Doran Planetarium reaches milestone

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Isaac Cohen: Northern Ontario’s largest planetarium is celebrating 50 years of recreating the night sky at Laurentian University. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe granted immunity as part of resignation deal: sources – World

Reuters Zimbabwe’s former president, Robert Mugabe, was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations say.  Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe for close to four decades. He stepped down on Tuesday after the army seized power and the ruling party turned against him. Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice-president, is set to be sworn in as president on Friday. Mugabe, who is 93, wants to die in his home countryRead More

Streaks on Mars likely flowing sand, not water, new research suggests – Technology & Science

The Associated Press A new study suggests that dark streaks on Mars are signs of flowing sand — not water. Monday’s news throws cold water on 2015 research that indicated these recurring slope lines were signs of water currently on Mars. Instead, Arizona scientists said these lines — called “recurrent slope lineae” (RSL) — appear more like dry, steep flows of sand, rather than water trickling downhill, at or near the surface. Using a camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), researchers concluded in their study, published Monday in Nature GeoScience, that theRead More

Palestinian activists angry at Nick Cave over Israel show

JERUSALEM — Supporters of an international boycott movement against Israel have lashed out at rock star Nick Cave after he played in the Jewish state and accused the pro-Palestinian activists of trying to bully musicians. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel called Cave’s shows a “propaganda gift” that helps “art-wash” Israeli policies toward Palestinians. Cave plays Monday in Tel Aviv after an almost sold out show there the night before. The Australian musician said he faced pressure to cancel shows by the BDS movement, whichRead More

Truckers take cautious approach to all-electric vehicles – Business

Susan Noakes All-electric trucks have the potential to save money for fleet operators, particularly if maintenance costs prove to be lower than diesel, but there are still some significant barriers to their adoption, according to trucking industry veterans. Tesla’s Elon Musk unveiled an all-electric Class 8 vehicle, the heaviest weight classification for trucks, on Thursday. The Tesla Semi has a range of about 800 kilometres at maximum weight at highway speed, Musk said. He promises to build a system of solar-powered megachargers that will recharge a truck in 30 minutes toRead More

NDP again calls for the resignation of Education Minister Bronwyn Eyre

CTV Saskatoon Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 12:17PM CST Last Updated Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:57PM CST The NDP caucus released a statement Saturday morning calling on Education Minister Bronwyn Eyre to admit wrongdoing and give a proper apology for attacking treaty education, or resign. Eyre recently came under fire for claiming her son’s history assignment degraded her European ancestors, but another account of the homework made public did not reflect Eyre’s remarks.  The news release says that “Eyre has taken several opportunities to say she was apologizing but, there stillRead More

‘There are no fireworks’: NAFTA talks lag in Mexico

Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 6:55PM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 18, 2017 7:06PM EST MEXICO CITY — The latest round of NAFTA talks has begun without any substantive negotiating on key sticking points in a low-key meeting contrasting markedly with the previous round filled with bombshell demands and public scoldings. Sources said it was unlikely any major counter-demands would be tabled as negotiating teams began meeting on Saturday in key topic areas that figured in the acrimony of the previous round. Agriculture and rules-of-originRead More

U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson’s disease

(Reuters) – U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson announced on Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, an ailment that constrains movement and gets progressively worse with time. In a statement issued by the Chicago-based Rainbow Push Coalition which he founded, the 76-year-old minister said he reluctantly sought medical attention after his ability to move and perform routine tasks became increasingly difficult over a three-year period. “Recognition of the effects of this disease on me has been painful, and I have been slow to grasp the gravity ofRead More

Suspects break through wall to steal drugs from pharmacy

Police are searching for the suspects who busted through the wall of a pharmacy and stole prescription drugs. South Simcoe Police says an unknown number of suspects broke into a vacant store next to the Bradford Drug Mart some time over night between Wednesday and Thursday. Once inside, police say the suspect broke through a wall and gained access to the pharmacy. They then accessed a safe and stole narcotics. A quantity of cash was also taken. Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers. Source linkRead More

Charge against man accused in Simon Grant death stayed

A charge against a man arrested after the death of a La Ronge restaurant owner has been stayed. The accessory to murder after the fact charge — the lone charge laid against a 19-year-old in connection with the death — was stayed Thursday in La Ronge Provincial Court. The man was one of four people arrested following the Apr. 17 death of Louisiana’s Bar B Que owner Simon Grant. The other three, 19-year-old Austin Bird and two youth, were charged with second-degree murder. Bird pleaded guilty to a lesser charge,Read More