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Tim Cook to China: Keep opening for sake of global economy

Apple chief executive Tim Cook nudged China on Saturday to open up and said the future would depend on global collaboration, as the United States and China remained locked in a bitter trade dispute. “We encourage China to continue to open up, we see that as essential, not only for China to reach its full potential, but for the global economy to thrive,” Cook said at a China Development Forum […]

NASA says first person to land on Mars likely to be a woman

The first person to set foot on Mars is likely to be a woman, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has said. While Bridenstine did not identify a specific person, he said that women are at the forefront of the US space agency’s upcoming plans. Asked if a woman will go to the Moon for the first time, Bridenstine said “The answer is absolutely. In fact, it is likely to be a […]

 
 
 

X-Men: Dark Phoenix international trailer

Days after the release of the Dark Phoenix official trailer, the makers have unveiled the new international trailer that charts the origin story of the powerful mutant who transforms into the most formidable foe and threatens to destroy the X-Men. Along with Turner and McAvoy, the movie also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters and Jessica Chastain. X-Men: Dark Phoenix is slated to […]

Flights to India and Pakistan cancelled, rerouted amid rising tensions

Major airlines were cancelling and rerouting flights to Pakistan and India Wednesday amid rising tensions between the two countries. The airlines, including Emirates, Air Canada and Qatar Airways, suspended flights after Pakistan closed its airspace. Flight trackers showed that some even had to turn back mid-route. Later on Wednesday, airlines began restarting their services, but on alternate routes. Air Canada explained in an email to Global News that all flights […]

Billion Dollar Fund for Women Expands to Canada

It is a well-understood fact that there is a clear lack of diversity when it comes to gender representation in VC firms. Billion Dollar Fund for Women is looking to even the tables by increasing total investments for women-led companies, and now the initiative has come to Canada to recruit local VC firms. The fund will be led in Canada by Lally Rementilla, the president of Quantius, a Toronto-based IP […]

Government Of BC Is Spending Over $900 Million To Protect Clean Air, Land And Water In The Province

The government will use this money to create a more environmentally conscious province. Earlier today on February 19, BC’s provincial government announced its Budget 2019 plan. The budget addressed an array of topics, including removing interest on student loans, benefits for youth, affordable living, and reducing taxes for business. One of the most notable contributions in the budget by the government is the investment of over $900 million to be […]

California, 15 other states file lawsuit against Trump's emergency wall declaration

A lawsuit against US President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the US-Mexico border was filed by California along with 15 other states on Monday. According to a statement released by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday, the suit alleges the Trump administration’s action violates the Constitution. “President Trump treats the rule of law with utter contempt,” Becerra said. “He knows there is no border crisis, […]

India wants to make medical tourism a $9 billion industry by 2020

New Delhi (CNN) There are many reasons people go to India: the culture, the food, the weather. But in recent years, another factor drawing visitors is health care. India’s medical tourism industry could grow by 200% by 2020, hitting $9 billion, according to Ministry of Tourism figures. As it tries to expand the industry, the country is trying to make it easier for people to come for medical reasons. It’s […]

Harvard's top astronomer say an alien ship may be among us — and he doesn't care what his colleagues think

Before he started the whole alien spaceship thing last year, the chairman of Harvard University’s astronomy department was known for public lectures on modesty. Personal modesty, which Avi Loeb said he learned growing up on a farm. And what Loeb calls “cosmic modesty” – the idea that it’s arrogant to assume we are alone in the universe, or even a particularly special species. You can find a poster for one […]

US national pays over $1 lakh to hunt Pak's national animal

An American has hunted Pakistan’s national animal and rare wildlife species markhor after paying a record USD 110,000 permit fee during a trophy hunting season in the country’s northern Gilgit-Baltistan region. Markhor, a distinctive species of wild goat identified by its long hair and spiralled horns, is a protected species in Pakistan unless permitted by the government to kill it under trophy hunting programmes. US national Bryan Kinsel Harlan hunted […]