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News: Canada

The British spent 40% of their waking time in front of screens during confinement

Wednesday  20:15,   12 august 2020

© Yalana - stock.adobe.com British adults spent an average of 6 hours 25 minutes of their waking time per day on their screens, in April, in full confinement (photo illustration). Not only did the British spend, on average, 40% of their time awake... >>>

Former Starbucks Canada employee sues for unpaid OT on behalf of store managers

Wednesday  19:52,   12 august 2020

TORONTO — A former Starbucks Canada employee is suing the company for unpaid overtime for himself and other store managers. Trevor Hopman is the lead plaintiff in a proposed class action that claims Starbucks was wrong to class store managers as... >>>

Using your vehicle in front of the police, the heart of the demonstrators' strategy in Belarus

Wednesday  19:30,   12 august 2020

© Provided by France 24 The demonstrators used vehicles as a tool of protest by blocking the streets and honking their horns to show their support (Source: Hanna Liubakova / Twitter) In Belarus, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of... >>>

Presidential 2021 in Djibouti: President Guelleh "will decide when the time is right"

Wednesday  19:25,   12 august 2020

© AFP PHOTO / Carl de Souza Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh. The time has not yet come to talk about a fifth term according to the President of the Djibouti National Assembly, Mohamed Ali Houmed. The official instead highlights the results >>>

Russia. Blogger arrested for illegal access to state secrets

Wednesday  19:25,   12 august 2020

© THIERRY CREUX / ARCHIVES WEST-FRANCE The Moscow Meshchansky court ordered the remand in custody of Russian blogger Andrei Pyj on August 6 (photo illustration). A Russian blogger, best known for his videos of the country's nuclear power plants,... >>>

Heat and drought: trees are thirsty, fish suffer

Wednesday  18:45,   12 august 2020

© Sebastian Willnow / dpa-Zentralbild / ZB An irrigation vehicle from the water and city industry pours a tree on the side of the road in Halle. The people in Saxony-Anhalt have to prepare for high temperatures for the time being - but rain is in... >>>

Former N.S. teacher sentenced to 15 years for decades-old child sex assaults

Wednesday  18:42,   12 august 2020

HALIFAX — A former Halifax-area teacher and hockey coach who sexually abused boys several decades ago was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison for what the judge described as a "catalogue of depraved predation." Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice... >>>

N.L. COVID-19 travel ban arbitrary, violates mobility rights, courtroom told

Wednesday  18:42,   12 august 2020

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Lawyers contesting Newfoundland and Labrador's travel ban say the policy is arbitrary and violates mobility rights guaranteed in the charter. Closing arguments were heard Tuesday in provincial Supreme Court in a challenge... >>>

Michael Greyeyes on 'groundbreaking' Indigenous focus of 'Rutherford Falls'

Wednesday  18:42,   12 august 2020

TORONTO — Canadian actor Michael Greyeyes says he's been waiting decades for a project like "Rutherford Falls." The Peacock streaming service announced this week that Greyeyes is among the cast members in the upcoming series, which touts the... >>>

Restrictions for team sports in the far north relaxed

Wednesday  18:41,   12 august 2020

© Carsten Rehder / dpa / Archivbild Sabine Sütterlin-Waack (CDU), Minister of the Interior of Schleswig-Holstein, with mouth and nose protection in the colors of the state. footballers, handball players and other team athletes in Schleswig-Holstein >>>

Weather. End of the red heat wave alert, seventy-six departments in orange vigilance

Wednesday  18:40,   12 august 2020

© Yves-Marie Quemener / Ouest-France A stormy sky in the Finistère countryside. Météo France put an end, this Wednesday afternoon, August 12, to its red heatwave alert. Seventy-six departments, however, remain on orange alert due, in particular, to >>>

How do you get the best body with little training?

Wednesday  17:50,   12 august 2020

What should you watch out for in high intensity interval training? It is important that you are equipped for such an intensive training with a solid basis of core stability and coordination. So you should be confident in the correct execution of... >>>

A complaint filed after the dissemination of photos of the bodies of French humanitarians killed in Niger

Wednesday  17:30,   12 august 2020

© Copyright 2020, L'Obs A new complaint was filed after the death of six French humanitarians in Niger on Sunday August 9. At the microphone of France Info , Guillaume Denoix de Saint-Marc indicated on Tuesday that the French Association of Victims >>>

Explosions in Beirut. The Lebanese awaiting a new government

Wednesday  17:25,   12 august 2020

© TOMASEVIC / REUTERS Demonstrators in the port of Beirut, site of the terrible explosion that occurred on Tuesday August 4, August 11, 2020. The Lebanese continue to bury their dead , while the traditional political forces, shouted off by the... >>>

Less weed and pest toxins on German fields

Wednesday  16:55,   12 august 2020

© Jens Büttner / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa Blue cornflowers bloom in a field on the Baltic Sea island of Usedom in a cereal field. The use of pesticides on German fields continues to decline. As Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner (CDU) announced on... >>>