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Jake Resnicow takes the 'Life Ball' experience to the next level Special

Event producer Jake Resnicow chatted with Digital Journal about taking the "Life Ball" experience to the next level. He is preparing for the June 2nd event.

Trudeau blocks takeover of Aecon Group by Chinese company

Ottawa - The Canadian government has blocked a proposed takeover of construction firm Aecon Group Inc. by a Chinese company - the latest such move by Western nations weighing national security concerns associated with Chinese investment.

Now's the time to invest in quantum computing skills

Futurists looking ahead for the types of skills that will be required by future generations have highlighted quantum computing skills as a core requirement for preparing for the next technological wave.

Twitter appears to be suspending accounts for tweets in Cyrillic

After announcing that it will become more aggressive in combating trolls on its service, it appears it has gone too far and is suspending accounts merely because users tweets are in Cyrillic the alphabet used in Russian.

Drought conditions set to intensify in U.S. Southwest

Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.

Cuba's new leader brings hope for gay rights

Havana - Gay rights in Cuba have come a long way since the early years of the Communist revolution, when countless people were marginalized or forced to flee because of their sexual orientation.

Turkey central bank silent as lira 'freefall' intensifies

Istanbul - Turkey's embattled lira on Wednesday lost over three percent in value to hit new historic lows against the US dollar, but there was no word from the central bank of any emergency action to buttress the currency.

US-led strike hits regime positions in east Syria: state media

Damascus - Syrian state media reported early Thursday that an aerial attack by the US-led coalition had hit several military positions in the country's east, but said there were no casualties.

Weary Venezuelans reject 'Maduro's circus'

Caracas - Fed up with years of acute deprivation and deeply distrustful of the government, a record number of Venezuelans declined to vote in the election that saw unpopular President Nicolas Maduro returned to office.

Canada, Denmark seek to settle Arctic island dispute

Ottawa - Canada and Denmark announced Wednesday the creation of a task force to try to solve a longstanding territorial dispute over a tiny Arctic island that once provoked a diplomatic feud.The row over Hans Island, a barren 1.3 square kilometer (0.

US police chief apologizes for arrest of NBA player, releases video

Chicago - The police chief in the Midwestern US city of Milwaukee apologized Wednesday for the tasing and arrest of a black professional basketball player over a parking violation, as his department released video of the incident.

Still worried about GDPR? Expert provides advice Special

The GDPR aims to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business. This carries risks and benefits for businesses; moreover, all businesses need to consider data privacy.

Want to know about AI? There’s a course for that

It’s hard to avoid discussion about artificial intelligence these days and each day brings a new article about the latest application. For those wishing to no more about the emerging technology, a new course has been launched.

Macron in Russia for high-stakes talks with Putin

Sanktpeterburg - French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Saint Petersburg on Thursday to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, with the Iran nuclear deal as well as conflicts in Syria and Ukraine on the agenda.

US disrupts Russian botnet of 500,000 hacked routers

Washington - The US Justice Department said Wednesday that it had seized an internet domain that directed a dangerous botnet of a half-million infected home and office network routers, controlled by hackers believed tied to Russian intelligence.

Nicaragua's way out of crisis is early elections: OAS

Washington - Early elections are the only way for crisis-gripped Nicaragua to restore peace, the head of the Organization of American States (OAS) said Wednesday, after a spate of recent anti-government unrest left at least 76 dead.

UN chief urges Lebanon's Hezbollah to halt military activity

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling on Hezbollah not to engage in military activity inside Lebanon and elsewhere in the region, in a report seen by AFP on Wednesday.

Study confirms spike in black lung disease in US coal miners

New research presented at the 2018 American Thoracic Society International Conference concluded that despite implementation of dust controls decades ago, progressive massive fibrosis (PMF) is increasing among US coal miners in Appalachia.

Greg Vaughan wins 2018 Emmy award for 'Days of Our Lives'

Greg Vaughan has a major reason to celebrate. He won the 2018 daytime Emmy award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series."

Trump administration weighs slapping tariffs on auto imports

Washington - The US Commerce Department said Wednesday it launched an inquiry that could allow the Trump administration to impose tariffs on auto imports over national security concerns.
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