Toronto's gifted artists are worse than useless

Toronto’s gifted artists are worse than useless

There’s a gaggle of City Hall artists who contribute to every little whim and whimsy of Toronto life. They call themselves the Toronto Arts Committee and engage in an unfettered but very necessary practice…

Flight crew member on plane that killed soccer star found guilty

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Flight crew member on plane that killed soccer star found guilty

Written by By Katarina Gustafsson, CNN Mexican authorities have convicted a former member of the Aerolineas Argentinas flight crew of involuntary manslaughter over the plane crash that killed footballer Emiliano Sala. The judge also…

Record number of US hurricanes last year

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Record number of US hurricanes last year

Written by By Staff Writer Atlantic Hurricane Season is under way, and 2015 was a record year for the Atlantic basin, producing a record number of intense tropical storms. This year there are no…

Ex-Pimco analyst Julio Borges facing multiple fraud charges

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Ex-Pimco analyst Julio Borges facing multiple fraud charges

Written by Staff Writer by Alexander Haislip, CNN Washington Less than 24 hours after being arrested by federal agents on several charges related to money laundering and bribery, financier Julio Borges, alias Alex Saab,…

Designers create 'extreme hotel' in an archipelago

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Designers create ‘extreme hotel’ in an archipelago

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption When this former mechanic wanted a remote retreat with an all-day cooking experience, he used his properties as a prototype Designers have created a hotel for those seeking…

Vaccine-preventable diseases must be prevented

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Vaccine-preventable diseases must be prevented

It is hard to imagine a worse litany than that of untreated vaccine-preventable diseases. Severe illness and death are the ripple effects of diseases such as childhood paralysis (see below), meningitis and HIV. In…

These 5 books are recommended for the summer

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These 5 books are recommended for the summer

1. iPad pickings have thinned out considerably with the arrival of the new version of Apple’s tablet computer, but there are still some terrific books from writers who have already delved into the iPad….