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Toronto's level of risky mortgage debt puts Vancouver's to shame.

PrivateflyCanadian real estate values continue to soar, and a record number of buyers are piling into risky loans. According to the Bank of Canada , and the Ministry of Finance , high ratio mortgage borrowers are extending themselves to the limit. While we covered how concerning this trend has become in Toronto, it's not ...

- Business Insider - US

Shah Rukh Khan's fan moment with Hollywood star Warren Beatty.

Shah Rukh was in Vancouver earlier this week for TED Talk The post Shah Rukh Khan's fan moment with Hollywood star Warren Beatty appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Thousands brave weather to protest Trump climate policies.

SEATTLE — Thousands of people across the U.S. marched in rain, snow and sweltering heat Saturday to demand action on climate change — mass protests that coincided with President Donald Trump's 100th day in office and took aim at…

- Billings Gazette - US

Review: Coal terminal would boost global climate-warming gas.

SEATTLE — A coal-export terminal proposed in Washington state would increase cancer risks for some residents, make rail accidents more likely and add millions of metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas globally every year, according to an environmental study released Friday.

- Yahoo! News - US

Pope Urges Solidarity and Compassion in 1st-Ever Papal TED Talk.

The pope urged compassion alongside progress in a surprise TED Talk shown in Vancouver, British Columbia, yesterday . In the first-ever TED Talk by a pope, Pope Francis urged a science- and tech-heavy audience to cultivate love and tenderness. According to TED's international curator, Bruno Giussani, it took more than a ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Marchers Use Trump's 100th Day To Protest Climate Policies.

SEATTLE — Thousands of people across the U.S. marched Saturday on President Donald Trump's 100th day in office to demand action on climate change. At the marquee event, the Peoples Climate March in Washington, D.C., tens of thousands of demonstrators made their way down Pennsylvania Avenue in sweltering heat on their ...

- TPM News - US

Hip hop tearing up the main stage.

Breakin' Convention brings together the world's finest at Sadler's Wells Video Journalist: Alex Stanger. Producer: Claudia Redmond

- BBC - UK

Amazon's moves beyond retail get Wall Street thumbs up, for now.

Amazon.com Inc's ventures far beyond online retail, from cloud computing to movie making, are raising questions among corporate strategy experts about its focus. The Seattle-based company wowed Wall Street again this week with a 23 percent jump in sales, pushing its shares to an all-time high. 'High growth covers a lot of ...

- Yahoo! News Finance - US

Self-driving Teslas will go between LA and NYC by year end: Musk.

Self-driving Teslas will be able to go between Los Angeles and New York City by the end of this year, Tesla Inc. TSLA, +1.76% Chief Executive Elon Musk said Friday. Musk spoke at a TEDTalk in Vancouver on a number of topics, including the status of driverless cars and his new project, The Boring Co.,

- Ya Libnan - US

Review: Coal terminal would boost global climate-warming gas.

SEATTLE — A coal-export terminal proposed in Washington state would increase cancer risks for some residents, make rail accidents more likely and add millions of metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas globally every year, according to an environmental study…

- Billings Gazette - US

At TED This Week, Two Speakers Got To The Root Of Things.

At the TED Conference in Vancouver this week, two Fellows, Devita Davison and Damon Davis talked about putting ideas to work to invigorate marginalized communities from within.

- NPR - US

Asanko lifts low-cost Akwasiso deposit resources, reserves

An infill drilling campaign to upgrade previously reported inferred resources into the indicated category has resulted in junior miner Asanko Gold lifting the compliant resources and reserves at the Akwasiso deposit, part of the Asanko gold mine, in Ghana, by 79% and 62%, respectively. The Vancouver-based junior said ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Two key takeaways from the pope's TED talk

Pope Francis giving a TED talk. TED Conference, CC BY-NCPope Francis gave a talk at the TED international conference, which brings in influential speakers, in Vancouver on the evening of Tuesday, April 25. The talk – a surprise for all in the audience – recapitulated the key themes of the Argentinian pope's view of the ...

- The Conversation - UK

Elon Musk teases Tesla electric semi truck, up to 4 new Gigafactory locations

Elon Musk was on stage at the 2017 TED Conference in Vancouver on Friday, and he revealed some of his tunnel work and aspirations, but he also talked about a few ongoing Tesla projects he's referenced before. The multi-CEO showed a shadowy image that gives us our first look at what his forthcoming electric Semi Truck will ...

- TechCrunch - US

Tencent to open AI research center in Seattle

Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent will be opening a new AI research center in Seattle, according to The Information. The company has long had a core office in Palo Alto, but this will be its first major machine intelligence R&D effort in the country. Earlier this week Tencent announced that it would open its first data ...

- TechCrunch - US

Damn, Elon Musk's underground tunnels look slick in new video

You'll never want to drive on regular roads again after you watch Elon Musk's slick video of his futuristic underground transportation tunnels. The tech mogul revealed the video at the TED conference in Vancouver as he delved deeper into his latest project, The Boring Company. “There's no real limit to how many levels ...

- Mashable! - US

Canada gains global maritime ranking

Spurred on, Vancouver looks to expand its shipping hub status

- LloydsList - UK

A robot that picks apples? Replacing humans worries some

SPOKANE, Wash. " Harvesting Washington state's vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States.That system eventually could change dramatically as at least...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Cloud computing has another killer quarter

To most people, Jeff Bezos’ Amazon is known as the company reshaping the way people buy everything from books to shoes to groceries. But the part of Amazon that is driving Bezos within shouting distance of becoming the world’s richest person doesn’t really sell anything, it rents computing power in the ...

- Network World - US

British inventor takes flight in 'Iron Man' suit

British inventor Richard Browning lifted off from the shore of Vancouver Harbor on Thursday in a personal flight suit that inspired references to comic superhero “Iron Man.” Using thrusters attached to his arms and back, Browning flew in a circle and hovered a short distance from the ground, captivating ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Mao receives lifetime achievement award

Mao Asada was presented with a special lifetime achievement award at the Japan Skating Federation's annual awards ceremony Thursday. It was the first award of its kind given out by the JSF. Mao, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics silver medalist and three-time world champion, announced her retirement from figure skating April 10. ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Mathematical model of a TARDIS takes the 'fiction' out of science fiction

Vancouver, Canada Apr 28, 2017 After some serious number crunching, a UBC researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine. Ben Tippett, a mathematics and physics instructor at UBC's Okanagan campus, recently published a study about the feasibility of time travel. Tippett, whose field of expertise ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

A robot that picks apples? Replacing humans worries some

SPOKANE, Wash. — Harvesting Washington state's vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States.

- Billings Gazette - US

British inventor takes flight in 'Iron Man' suit

British inventor Richard Browning lifted off from the shore of Vancouver Harbor on Thursday in a personal flight suit that inspired references to comic superhero 'Iron Man.'

- PhysOrg - NL

Microsoft Profits Rise Thanks To Cloud Gains But Falling Surface Sales Disappoint

Cloud remains the bright spot for Redmond, as personal computing falls again despite improving market

- TechWeekEurope - UK

24 Minutes with Arlo Guthrie

A featured performer at Woodstock, Arlo Guthrie is best known for his classic 1967 counter-culture anthem 'Alice's Restaurant Massacree'. Performing this Sunday at the Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver, Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with the legendary folksinger/songwriter.

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

Vancouver Aquarium argues park board's cetacean ban puts marine mammals in peril

The Vancouver Aquarium is hoping to rally support with an argument that a proposed park-board ban on captive cetaceans puts marine mammals in peril.

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

Overdose calls in Vancouver jump again, with eight more deaths last week

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services answered 169 overdose calls last week and police report that eight people died, bringing Vancouver's total overdose deaths to 126 so far this year.

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

Toyota recalls 228K Tacoma trucks in U.S. for oil leak on rear axle

Toyota Motor Corp. announced Thursday it is recalling 228,000 of its Tacoma pickup trucks in the United States for model years 2016 and 2017.

- UPI - US

Front-line officers felt 'outgunned' before Moncton shootings, trial hears

Senior RCMP officer says senior management was focused on backlash stemming from 2007 tasering death in Vancouver

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Toyota recalls 228,000 Tacomas in U.S. for differential oil leaks

Toyota Motor North America is recalling about 228,000 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tacoma midsize pickups in the U.S. because their rear differentials may leak oil.

- Automotive News - US

Violent sex offender Joseph Davis arrested after fleeing halfway house in Vancouver: police

Vancouver Police say 46-year-old sex offender Joseph Davis has been arrested in Saskatchewan after fleeing his halfway house in Vancouver on Tuesday.

- Global News - CA

Toyota recalls 228,000 Tacoma trucks

Toyota is recalling 228,000 Tacoma vehicles over an issue that could cause customers to loose control of their cars.

- CNNMoney - US

Toyota Recalls 228,000 Trucks Over Concerns About Loss Of Control

Toyota is recalling 228,000 late model Toyota trucks over concerns that a leak may cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles. The recall affects model year 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tacoma trucks with rear differentials that may leak oil. According to the carmaker, if the vehicle is continuously operated with a leak, the ...

- The Consumerist - US

Trump's offshore oil drilling push: Five essential reads

Shell's drilling rig destined for waters off Alaska met with problems in the Arctic and protesters in Seattle. AP Photo/Elaine ThompsonThis article is based on a collection of archival stories. When it comes to energy, perhaps the only thing President Trump loves more than coal is oil and gas. Just a day shy of 100 days ...

- The Conversation - UK

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan is taking TED to India TV

VANCOUVER, April 28 — Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan charmed a TED Conference crowd yesterday, sharing his life and playfully portraying himself as an aging movie star grappling with the changes around him. Shah Rukh's talk on the TED stage...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Real-life 'Iron Man' takes flight in Vancouver

Inventor Browning lifts off shore of harbour in suit he made himself using thrusters

- GulfNews - AE

Toyota recalls 250,000 Tacoma pickups over rear wheel lock potential

Toyota is recalling about 250,000 small pickup trucks mainly in North America because the rear wheels have the potential to lock up, causing drivers to lose control. The recall covers certain Tacoma trucks from the 2016 and 2017 model years. Toyota says oil can leak from the rear differential. That could damage components ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Market hardly Primed for Amazon outperformance

Amazon beat market expectations on its first quarter figures, posting a 23 per cent growth in net sales. The firm generated $724m of net income, a considerable jump on the same period in 2016, prompting shares in the Seattle-based firm to climb 3.5 per cent in after hours trading. The figures Net sales increased 23 per ...

- City AM - UK

13 best-selling online classes you can enroll in for $10 right now

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Flickr / Luke RedmondUdemy is offering more than 17,000 classes on their site for just $10 each. We put together a list of some of our favorite online courses ...

- Business Insider - US

Seattle Gives City Workers Time Off to Attend Anti-Trump Protests

The resolution also declares May Day a "day of action for worker and immigrant rights."

- Reason.com - US

Microsoft cofounder pledges $30 million to help Seattle's homeless

Billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen, who cofounded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975, has committed $30 million to a new initiative that will help establish permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness in Seattle. The money will go toward building a new facility specifically designed to house the city's ...

- Mashable! - US

Lynch ends retirement, OKs deal with Raiders

Marshawn Lynch is coming out of retirement after agreeing on a two-year deal with the Raiders that paved the way for a trade to his hometown team in Oakland. Lynch passed a physical Wednesday and agreed to a restructured two-year contract. Those were the final steps needed before Seattle could trade his rights along with ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Mariners' Hernandez put on 10-day disabled list

The struggling Seattle Mariners will be without ace Felix Hernandez for at least a little while. The Mariners placed Hernandez on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with right shoulder inflammation after he lasted just two innings in his start at Detroit the previous night. Seattle also put outfielder Mitch Haniger on the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Not to be outdone by Pope Francis, Stephen Colbert's Jesus debuts his own TED Talk

On Tuesday night, Pope Francis gave a surprise TED Talk to the annual TED conference in Vancouver, Skyping it in from Rome. "I think it is impressive for a 80-year-old to set up his own webcam," Stephen Colbert said on Wednesday's Late Show. "It's not like he can get help from his grandkids." After ribbing the pope a bit ...

- The Week - US

Take a deep dive on search and social. Attend a workshop at SMX Advanced.

SMX Advanced pre-conference workshops are conducted by the world's leading subject matter experts in SEO, SEM, social and digital. All workshops will be held on Monday, June 12, at the Bell Harbor Convention Center in Seattle. You'll pick one workshop for a full day of actionable tactics you can... Please visit Search ...

- Search Engine Land - US

Classic game Riven follows Myst onto Android smartphones

Riven debuted as the high-end computer game sequel to Myst in 1997. And 20 years later, thanks to the endless march of computing power, Riven is debuting on Google Play on Android smartphones. Spokane, Wash.-based Cyan, the creator of the Myst series, teamed with Saskatoon, Canada-based Noodlecake Studios to bring the ...

- VentureBeat - US

Pope Urges Solidarity and Compassion in 1st-Ever Papal TED Talk

The pope surprised an audience in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a prerecorded talk for the TED conference with the theme "The Future You."

- Livescience.com - US

Microsoft co-founder pledges millions to house homeless

Seattle is partnering with Paul G. Allen's foundation to build permanent housing for families with children.

- CNNMoney - US

Engineers shine light on deadly landslide

Late in the morning of March 22, 2014, a huge chunk of land cut loose and roared down a hillside in the Stillaguamish River Valley just east of Oso, Washington, about 60 miles northeast of Seattle. In a matter of minutes, 43 people lost their lives as a wall of mud, sand, clay, water. A new report details the factors ...

- ScienceDaily - US

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