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Jimi Hendrix house retuned for future

The house where Jimi Hendrix and his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham lived has until now only been open for special events They’re two properties side-by-side in one of London’s most exclusive districts. By coincidence each address housed a famous name in music – though Handel lived in Brook Street, Mayfair 240 years before ’60s rock god Jimi Hendrix. Now the adjoining buildings have become a combined … Continue reading Jimi Hendrix house retuned for future

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Irish Ferries sailing cancelled over safety concerns

The company says it discovered a crack on one of the lifeboats on board tonight before it was due to sail An Irish Ferries ship that was caught in Storm Imogen earlier this week has been unable to sail from Holyhead due to safety concerns. About 60 cars and 20 trucks and other vehicles were damaged after when the Epsilon roll-on roll-off ferry was caught in heavy … Continue reading Irish Ferries sailing cancelled over safety concerns

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Twitter user growth stalls in 4th quarter

Twitter said it had an average of 320 million active users in the fourth quarter, the same as in the previous quarter. (Dado Ruvic/Reuters) Twitter reported Wednesday that the number of active users in the most recent quarter was flat compared to the previous quarter. That’s the first time it hasn’t seen sequential user growth since it went public in 2013. The stock, which closed at $14.98 … Continue reading Twitter user growth stalls in 4th quarter

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Pope Francis to have historic meeting with Russian Patriarch in Cuba

Pope Francis will meet Patriarch Kirill in Havana Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in what could be a historic step towards healing the 1,000-year-old rift between the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity. The Vatican and the Moscow Patriarchate announced Pope Francis will stop in Cuba on 12 February on his way to Mexico … Continue reading Pope Francis to have historic meeting with Russian Patriarch in Cuba

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China’s Lunar New Year traditions offer lessons in personal finance

Golden piggy banks are displayed in Binzhou, China. The Lunar New Year is a time to look forward with hope for prosperity. (ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images) Across the country, many Canadians of Asian heritage are getting ready to ring in the Year of the Monkey on Feb. 8. Year of the Monkey According to the Great Race legend, the monkey came in ninth place in a … Continue reading China’s Lunar New Year traditions offer lessons in personal finance

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Sugar Mobile could shake up cellphone oligopoly in Canada

Sugar Mobile is offering cellphone plans for as little as $19 a month. (Shawn Benjamin/CBC ) As a full-time parent to two young children, Aaron Saltzman’s ‘real’ day job provides practical, hands-on experience for the position of CBC’s Senior Reporter, Consumer Affairs. Nearly 20 years experience in television, radio and online news also helps. Sugar Mobile, an upstart provider offering wireless plans for as little … Continue reading Sugar Mobile could shake up cellphone oligopoly in Canada

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The world’s most unique airports

Airports aren’t always in busy places. (AP) Engineers tasked with building airports face many challenges. They need to find a location with plenty of space, lots of flat ground, good visibility and favorable winds. Yet, many places where airports are required are far from ideal. A thread on the question and answer website Quora turned up some interesting answers, when one user of the question-and-answer website … Continue reading The world’s most unique airports

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Europe settles on design for Ariane 6 rocket

Media captionAirbus Safran Launchers’ promotional video for the Ariane 6 The design for Europe’s new Ariane 6 rocket has been settled and development will now move on apace, say officials. The launcher is due to be introduced in 2020 and long-term will replace the Ariane 5 and Soyuz vehicles that currently operate out of French Guiana. Airbus Safran Launchers, the company set up exactly one … Continue reading Europe settles on design for Ariane 6 rocket

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Liberal pipeline policy presents 3 key problems

The federal government announcement will delay the approval process for both the Energy East and Trans Mountain expansion proposals. (Kyle Bakx/CBC) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hopes that a new approach will provide the public support to finally cut through the Gordian knot that has tied up pipeline development. That was the gist of the changes announced to the environmental assessment process for resource projects. The significant development is that the … Continue reading Liberal pipeline policy presents 3 key problems

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Airline mechanic in Egypt accused in downing of Russian airliner

Photo: Russian emergency services at the crash site of the Russian airliner in Wadi al-Zolomat, a mountainous area of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. (AFP) Map: Egypt An Egyptian airline mechanic whose cousin joined Islamic State in Syria is suspected of planting a bomb on a Russian passenger plane that was blown out of Egypt’s skies, sources say. So far Egypt has publicly said it has found … Continue reading Airline mechanic in Egypt accused in downing of Russian airliner