Monday, April 21, 2014

Global News

Sports

Knicks beat Raptors

NEW YORK—The Raptors ended their regular season by blowing a 21-point lead in a 95-92 loss to the New York Knicks yesterday. But with playoffs on the horizon, Toronto is looking toward its next game.

Business

Osisko Mining announces new deal with Yamana Gold and Agnico Eagle

MONTREAL — Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK) has signed a new friendly deal valued at $3.9 billion that will see the gold miner acquired by Yamana Gold (TSX:YRI) and Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. (TSX:AEM).
Osisko’s main asset is the Canadian Malartic mine in Quebec.
The offer tops a rival hostile bid by Goldcorp (TSX:G) that was valued at $3.6 billion or $7.65 per share.

National

Inflation climbs to 1.5 percent

OTTAWA—A big jump in energy costs and cigarette prices helped push up Canada’s inflation rate to 1.5 percent last month, matching the highest level in the annualized consumer price index in almost two years.

Technology

More than 42% of anglophone Canadians now own a tablet: study

TORONTO — More than 42 per cent of anglophone Canadians now own a tablet and most are increasingly choosing one of Apple’s iPads, suggests a report by the Media Technology Monitor.
Tablet ownership spiked by about 66 per cent between 2012 and 2013, according to the results of a MTM survey conducted with 4,009 Canadians between Oct. 7 and Dec. 1 of last year.

Health & Wellness

Child anti-vaccination message wrong: Matthews

TORONTO—It’s “outrageously irresponsible” for celebrities like Jenny McCarthy to encourage parents not to immunize their children against potentially deadly diseases, Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews said yesterday.

International

Putin expresses hope he won’t have to send troops to Ukraine

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked uniforms who had overtaken Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula before its annexation by Moscow were Russian soldiers.

Science

Earth’s twin? NASA telescope discovers most Earth-like planet yet outside our solar system

LOS ANGELES — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it’s not too hot and not too cold for life.

People

Man with 1st name ‘God’ sues credit rating agency

NEW YORK — A New York City man claims that a credit reporting agency falsely reported he had no financial history because his first name is God.
According to the New York Post (http://bit.ly/1evP6XW ), God Gazarov says in a lawsuit that Equifax has refused to correct its system to recognize his name as legitimate.

Life

People challenged to eat and drink on $1.75 a day to understand extreme poverty

TORONTO — During a challenge to eat and drink on $1.75 a day to understand the reality of extreme poverty, Nadia Chychrun realized the sacrifice parents will make to ensure their children are fed.