N.L. Tory leader wants missed methylmercury work at Muskrat Falls investigated

Newfoundland and Labrador’s opposition leader wants the province’s auditor general to investigate the government’s failure to carry out environmental work around the Muskrat Falls reservoir. The work, known as “capping,” was meant to reduce the risk of toxic methylmercury produced by the flooding seeping into the food chain downstream from the reservoir, potentially affecting crucial food sources for Inuit residents. […]

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Beloved author Toni Morrison dies aged 88

Pulitzer Prize winning author and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison has died aged 88. The critically acclaimed writer, best known for her 1988 novel Beloved, passed away on Monday night, with her publisher Knopf confirming the dad news. They tweeted: ‘We are profoundly sad to report that Toni Morrison has died at the age of eighty-eight. “We die. That may be […]

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Beware the toll that startup dream can have on your relationship

Mention the word "startup", and it’s likely that meeting cool and smart people, oodles of cash, freedom and passion come to mind. Sure there’s hard work and long hours, but nobody ever changed the world working 9 to 5. But at a recent workshop at Melbourne’s Blockchain Centre, a co-working space that plays host to start ups, the conversation turned […]

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‘No Lips. No Hands. No Lobsters.’

PARIS — It’s cooled off in France in all sorts of ways. The heat wave that smothered the country finally broke on Monday. The “Yellow Vest” protests that raised the political temperature have mostly fizzled. Les Bleues are out of the World Cup. And in Paris, at the Couture, Daniel Roseberry, a 33-year-old unknown American from Texas newly installed at […]

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Illegal Dog Slaughterhouse Shutdown in China Days After Notorious Yulin Festival

Days after the end of China’s Yulin Dog Meat Festival, authorities in Dalian, China, shut down an illegal dog slaughterhouse, saving the lives of seven dogs, according to Humane Society International (HSI). The bust came after a tip from an outraged citizen, the organization reports. Among the dogs rescued were German shepherds, golden retrievers, and a Rottweiler. The slaughterhouse owner […]

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