Alberta pledges maximum of $700M for possible 2026 Calgary Olympics

The Alberta government pledged $ 700 million on Friday for a potential Calgary Winter Olympics, with conditions.  In a letter from Finance Minister Joe Ceci to Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Kirsty Duncan, federal minister of science and sport, the province said the money is contingent on "the majority of Calgarians supporting the bid in the November 13th plebiscite." Another condition […]

Massive brawl erupts in Siberian maximum security prison

A scuffle involving dozens inmates has broken out in a maximum security prison in the Russian city of Omsk. Authorities say a conflict between two groups spilled into a fight. The confrontation was started on Sunday night by a group of inmates that prison authorities characterized as having “negative attitude.” They were demanding significant easing […]

South Korea is trying to stop overwork by limiting the maximum workweek to 52 hours

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images South Korea has lowered its workweek from 68 to 52 hours. Larger firms that breach the new rules could be fined up to $ 17,815. Executives could face two years in prison. President Moon Jae-in is hoping the new hours will increase jobs, productivity, and fertility rates. South Korea had one of the […]

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Trump’s advisers are reportedly split over how to answer Trump’s call for ‘maximum pressure’ on North Korea

REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein White House officials are reportedly split over how to address North Korea’s provocations. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly expressed concern that proposed US military options were too aggressive, according to sources cited by The New York Times. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has favored a diplomatic approach, the Times said. The […]

Volkswagen executive sentenced to maximum prison term, fine under plea deal

Enlarge On Wednesday, a US District judge in Detroit sentenced Oliver Schmidt, a former Volkswagen executive, to seven years in prison for his role in the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal of 2015. Schmidt was also ordered to pay a criminal penalty of $ 400,000, according to a US Department of Justice (DOJ) press release. The […]

Tesla Model 3's 310-mile maximum range confirmed by EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agencyconfirmed on its official site that the Tesla Model 3 has a maximum rated electric range of 310 miles. For those keeping track, this rating makes Tesla’s lower-cost sedan one of the most efficient vehicles on the road with ratings of 131 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) city, 120 MPGe highway, […]

3 prison guards trapped as inmates seize area of Arkansas maximum security prison

Published time: 8 Aug, 2017 00:18 Edited time: 8 Aug, 2017 00:30 Six inmates trapped three correctional officers inside an area of an Arkansas maximum security prison after they stole keys in the Tucker Unit and took over control of the doors. The incident occurred at about 3:30pm in Arkansas’ Tucker Unit prison on Monday, […]

What the maximum amount of caffeine you should be drinking in a day looks like

And you thought Red Bull was bad. It turns out that while a can of the energy drink has 80 milligrams of caffeine, a small cup of Starbucks drip coffee has more than three times that amount. Since many beverages don’t show their caffeine content, it can be tough to make sure you’re not overdoing […]