Regulator responding to Husky oil spill in Canada’s Alberta

The Alberta Energy Regulator said on Monday it is responding to a crude spill by Husky Energy Inc in Canada’s oil-rich Alberta, and while the pipeline in question has been shut, the leaked volume and cause are unknown. According to the agency, the incident happened last Thursday, and the company is still working to isolate the oil, which leaked into the Coxhill Creek stream west of Alberta’s largest city of Calgary.

George Clooney Surprises Elderly Fan For Her Birthday

George Clooney made a birthday wish come true for one elderly fan in England after making a surprise visit to her senior living facility. The Ocean’s Eleven star and his wife Amal own a countryside home near the Sunrise Sonning Retirement and Assisted Living Facility in Reading, and staff members recently decided to reach out to the actor in a bid to convince him to stop by and make Pat Adams’ dreams a reality.

.com | ‘Israel bias’ row enters UN rights council stage

A United Nations rights expert issued a blistering criticism of Israel’s policies on Monday, deepening a row over alleged anti-Israel bias within the UN following US pressure. In a report, the UN special rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories, Michael Lynk, charged Israel with “the subjugation of humanity” and intensifying a crackdown on human rights campaigners.

.com | Trump wants to work with Palestinians – official

US President Donald Trump sees Mahmoud Abbas as a “strategic partner” and the Palestinian leader wants to engage with him to work towards a two-state solution, a senior Palestinian official said on Monday. Jibril Rajoub, a high-ranking member of Abbas’s Fatah party seen as a possible successor to the 81-year-old president, said he believed Trump could be less beholden to certain interest groups than previous US presidents.

One-fifth of Canadians diagnosed with hypertension don’t actually have it: study

More than half of family doctors in Canada use outdated methods to measure blood pressure and it’s leading to a misdiagnoses in a number of patients, a Canadian study found. According to researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre , about 20 per cent of people getting treatment for hypertension don’t actually have it, and it’s mainly due to improperly measured blood pressure with older instruments.

Prince Charles: Ordering Prince Harry to Dump Meghan Markle?

Earlier today, we reported that Meghan Markle may be planning to quit acting in order to move to London and focus on her relationship with Prince Harry. It’s not easy to leave behind the glamorous life of a regular on a basic cable legal drama beloved by retirees and the unemployable alike, but Harry and Meghan seem to be the real thing, and marrying into royalty is a pretty sweet deal in its own right.

Canada sends Buy American letter to U.S. lawmakers, as potential battle looms

The Canadian government has fired off a letter to a group of U.S. lawmakers who support tougher Buy American rules, foreshadowing a possible tussle ahead as American procurement policies get debated this year. David MacNaughton, Canada’s ambassador to Washington, sent a letter last week to four Democratic lawmakers who have urged President Donald Trump to restrict foreign suppliers, including on the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

U.S. House Republicans to release healthcare bill changes

FILE PHOTO: House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady speaks with the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., March 14, 2017. Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives will release changes to their healthcare bill on Monday, a top lawmaker said, in hopes of winning passage for the legislation later this week, and eventually, in the Senate.

Hardware Reconfigurable Devices Market Driven By Growing Consumer Demand – IndustryARC Research

Hardware Reconfigurable Devices Market is Set to Show Rapid Development With Technology Innovation And Improved Efficacy Of Hardware During The Period 2017-2022 / EIN News / — Hyderabad, India, March 20, 2017 — The report ” Hardware Reconfigurable Devices Market: By Types of Device By Process -Forecast “, published by IndustryARC, estimates that with the cost of good quality materials getting cheaper and more flexible, there will be a significant surge in APAC regions. Browse 60 Market Tables, 15 Figures spread through 170 Pages and an in-depth TOC on “Hardware Reconfigurable Devices Market 2017-2022”.

Did India miss a fifth bowler in third Test?

IMAGE: ‘India can afford to bring in a fifth bowler in the playing eleven to share the burden of its four-men bowling attack’. Photograph: BCCI Legendary Sunil Gavaskar feels India missed a fifth bowler in the third Test against Australia which ended in a tame draw, in Ranchi on Monday.

Settler leader blasts lack of new settlement construction

A settler leader vowed that there would be construction in all the West Bank settlements, and expressed frustration that limitations have not been lifted since the January inauguration of US President Donald Trump. “The decision of the leadership of the Yesha Council is that there will be construction in every settlement, we are longer in the Obama era and it can’t be that the Trump era is even worse than the Obama era,” Army Radio on Monday quoted Avi Roeh, the leader of the settler umbrella group the Yesha Council, as telling a meeting of the group.

March 20, 2017Rivlin responds to public broadcasting saga from Vietnam

Antisemitism in the US is on the rise – what do US senators and Israeli ministers have to say about it? Save your seat In Hanoi and Beijing, they’re talking about Israel’s public broadcasting crisis, or more accurately why the crisis should not be a pretext for holding new elections. Reporters traveling in Vietnam with President Reuven Rivlin and in China with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were more inclined to report on the broadcasting dilemma and possible election crisis than on bilateral relations.

From Bhutan to Tasmania

When I was around seven years old my father and mother brought us to Nepal in the beginning of 1992 due to the political conflict. The people of Bhutan wanted democracy in the country, but the government of Bhutan refused people’s wants.

Frontier Airlines, Silver Airways dropping service to Cuba

Frontier Airlines and Silver Airways are dropping air service to Cuba , saying other airlines are adding too many flights to the island nation and making the routes unprofitable. U.S. airlines rushed to begin flights to Cuba last year after the Obama administration allowed commercial service for the first time in more than half a century.

China Pesticide Industry Report, 2016-2020

Due to a greater pressure from safety production and environmental protection, rising costs, tepid domestic and foreign demands, and prohibition of and restrictions on highly toxic pesticides, the industry has been running with lower product prices. Overall, the pesticide enterprises now make meager profits or barely break even.

March Blizzard Forces MTA to Shut Down Above-Ground Subway ServiceThe …

The dream of staying home and watching Netflix on a snow day just came closer to fruition for a lot of New Yorkers as the MTA announced plans to shut down service on its above-ground lines. The changes will go into effect at 4 a.m. Tuesday morning, just as the city is expected to start feeling the brunt of this March blizzard that could dump close to two feet of snow.

Colorful scenes from Holi celebrations in India

Indians dancing during the Holi celebrations are reflected on the sun glass of a man who has his face smeared in colors in Gauhati, India, Monday, March 13, 2017. The festival also heralds the arrival or Indians dance as colors are sprayed during the Holi celebrations in Gauhati, India, Monday, March 13, 2017.

UK Parliament gives government power to begin EU exit

Britain lurched closer to leaving the European Union Monday when Parliament stopped resisting and gave Prime Minister Theresa May the power to file for divorce from the bloc. But in a blow to May’s government, the prospect of Scotland’s exit from the United Kingdom suddenly appeared nearer, too.

Minister opens sixth edition of Cityscape Qatar 2017

Minister of Economy and Commerce H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani along with other officials opening the sixth edition of Cityscape Qatar 2017 at the DECC, yesterday. Minister of Economy and Commerce H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani yesterday opened the sixth edition of Cityscape Qatar 2017 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center .

Estrangement between Europe and Turkey grows as a referendum on Erdogana s power nears

The unusually bitter dispute between European countries and Turkey over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s attempts to hold political rallies in their cities is sharply escalating as Ankara releases its long-simmering frustration at its perceived mistreatment by its allies. After its ministers were barred from giving campaign speeches in Cologne, Rotterdam and other cities last week, the Turkish government stoked the crisis by accusing the German government of “Nazi practices,” calling the Dutch “Nazi remnants,” warning that they will “pay the price” and telling the Dutch ambassador not to return to Ankara.