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Chirp perp: Finches found in luggage at NY airport

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A man was caught at New York’s JFK airport last weekend trying to smuggle dozens of South American finches into the country, a bird that Guyanese immigrants covet for chirping but officials fear could spread disease, officials said on Thursday. About 70 finches were found hidden inside a shipment of hair Read More

Canada’s public radio restores ‘Baby it’s cold outside’ after major backlash

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The most talked-about holiday song is back on Canadian airwaves after a week-long hiatus that generated pitchfork wielding online outrage mobs on both sides of the debate. Canadian public broadcaster CBC removed the 1944 Christmas classic from two playlists following the similar decisions taken by radio stations across North America. A CBC spokesperson initially stated Read More

First steps towards a life of giving back

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Here is some good news to hold onto this holiday season: Americans are giving more than ever. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah gestures during the announcement of the U.S. Global Development Lab to help end extreme poverty by 2030, in New York April 3, 2014. Read More

TEDWomen: Vibrations offer new way to track elephants

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Researchers have come up with a new way of tracking elephants, via the vibrations that the animals make. Scientists Dr Beth Mortimer and Prof Tarje Nissen-Meyer discovered that elephants generate vibrations through their normal movements and through vocalisations, known as “rumbles”. These can be measured by techniques usually used for studying earthquakes. The Oxford academics Read More

DBS to almost double staff, triple revenue of Mideast private banking

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DUBAI (Reuters) – DBS (DBSM.SI), Southeast Asia’s largest bank, said it would almost double its Dubai private banking staff in its bid to triple revenue for those operations in the Middle East by 2023, capitalizing on a shift of investments towards Asia. FILE PHOTO: A logo of DBS is pictured outside an office in Singapore Read More

Macro Enterprises Inc. Announces 2018 Third Quarter Results

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FORT ST. JOHN, British Columbia, Nov. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Macro Enterprises Inc. (TSX-V: MCR) –   Summary of financial results   (thousands of dollars except per share amounts)   Three months endedSeptember 30 Nine months endedSeptember 30   2018 2017 2018 2017   (unaudited)           Revenue $ 41,592 $ Read More

Nissan's Saikawa, a hard-nosed leader, takes center stage after Ghosn's ouster

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TOKYO (Reuters) – In sacking his long-time mentor Carlos Ghosn as chairman of Nissan Motor Co Ltd (7201.T), CEO Hiroto Saikawa has only bolstered his reputation for being a tough leader unafraid to antagonize people in the interests of business. FILE PHOTO – Nissan Motor Co’s President and CEO Hiroto Saikawa speaks during a news Read More

Danske whistleblower takes aim at U.S., UK over money laundering

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Almost all the money that flowed through Danske Bank’s Estonian branch passed through banks in the United States, the whistleblower who brought to light an alleged 200 billion euro ($228 billion) money laundering scandal said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Danske Bank whistleblower Howard Wilkinson speaks at a public hearing at the Danish Read More

Mexico's axolotl, a cartoon hero and genetic marvel, fights for survival

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s axolotl salamander can almost magically heal itself, holding the power to regrow its heart and brain. But there is one feat it may not pull off: survive dire threats to the last wild place it calls home. An axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum), or Mexican salamander, is pictured at the Biology Institute Read More