Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Global News

Sports

AP study projects average MLB salary tops $4 million for first time this year

NEW YORK — Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set.

Business

Temporary foreign workers in low-skilled jobs must start leaving Canada today

OTTAWA — Thousands of temporary foreign workers could be heading to airports to leave Canada today as permits expire for those who have been in the country for more than four years.
The Conservative government set April 1, 2015 as the deadline for temporary foreign workers in low-skilled jobs to either become permanent residents or leave the country after changing the rules in 2011.

National

Railways laud move not to renew grain volumes

MONTREAL—CN Rail said it supports the federal government’s decision not to renew minimum weekly grain volume requirements for the country’s two largest railways.

Technology

Widespread use of drones by business years away, experts say

Businesses may have started planning for the day when drones help their future plans take flight, but experts say corporate visions will have to stay more grounded for several years.

Health & Wellness

Rapid test speeds up access to tuberculosis treatment in Nunavut, study finds

TORONTO — A study has shown that a new rapid tuberculosis test can change treatment in Nunavut, where rates of the disease are among the highest in the country.
Next-day results are now available, whereas it previously took at best a week, and often several, to diagnose the disease.

International

Iran nuclear negotiators resume talks after crashing through March deadline for deal

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program resumed here Wednesday but were almost immediately beset by competing claims, just hours after diplomats abandoned a March 31 deadline to reach the outline of a deal and agreed to press on.

Science

Agribusiness giant Monsanto donates $4 million to help stem decline of monarch butterflies

ST. LOUIS — Agribusiness Monsanto Co., whose popular weed killer Roundup has been partly blamed by critics for knocking out monarch butterflies’ habitat, said Tuesday it is committing $4 million to efforts to stem the worrisome decline of the black-and-orange insects.

People

Anne Frank museum: Jewish diarist likely died a month earlier than previously thought

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Teenage Jewish diarist Anne Frank likely died of typhus in a Nazi concentration camp about a month earlier than previously thought, the Amsterdam museum that honours her memory said Tuesday on the 70th anniversary of the officially recognized date of her death.

Life

British swimmer braves Antarctic waters in Speedos; takes conservation message to Russia

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — During one swim, Lewis Pugh saw his support boat crew screaming at him just before they hauled him from the water as a sea lion bore down on him. During another, the air temperature dropped so far below freezing that a wave broke over the crew and froze solid.