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Starbucks to shut 8,000 U.S. outlets for “racial bias training” after protests

Starbucks Coffee Co. says it will close its more than 8,000 company-owned outlets in the U.S. for part of a day in May to conduct “racial-bias education” for its staff in the wake of the recent arrest of two black men

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ENTERTAINMENT: Madonna speaks about keeping self alive and youthful as she fights against ageism

Madonna will never stop being “adventurous, sexual and curious” even if she will become a senior citizen in a year. “Why should men get to have all the fun?”   The pop  icon and musician says she will keep fighting against

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COMMUNITY: Fil Can Lawyer Josephine Yam nominated for RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant

Josephine Yam had to overcome the “lack of Canadian experience” just like us. She faced lots of barriers as a female, visible minority and immigrant. But she did not give up. She worked very hard to start a new life

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Whiteout fever hits Winnipeg

Winnipeg Jets’ run for the Stanley Cup begins. Fans go crazy as team wins 1st-ever playoff game. Winnipeg Whiteout has been a tradition.  Jets fans across the city showed their pride during Game 1 of the playoff series vs. the Minnesota Wild

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April 11 is International Day of Pink

April 11, 2018 is  a special day   where communities across the Canada and across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying. Held  during the second week of April, 

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Canada mourns dead in Humboldt Broncos ice hockey team bus crash

Canada has spent the weekend shocked by the road accident which claimed lives  of   a team of young players in one of the country’s favourite sports, ice hockey. The 15 people who died in the coach carrying the Humboldt Broncos

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Google pays tribute to Filipino literary hero Francisco Balagtas

 Google Doodle on Monday commemorated the life and legacy of   Francisco “Balagtas” Baltazar, one of the Philippines’  literary  legends,  poet and orator. Google  featured  a doodle of his masterpiece, the epic poem “Florante at Laura.” In addition to being a highly-skilled poet,

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March 22 is World Water Day

World Water Day is observed March 22  every year to focus attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is “Nature for Water”  exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st

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Peter Nygård gives $10,000 Bonuses for Long-Term Employees

Fashion magnate Peter Nygård announced  Friday, March 17, 2018  that  70 long-term employees of  his company,  fashion house  Nygard International, would receive a $10,000 bonus. The announcement came after Nygård delivered an impassioned speech to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary

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WORLD: Stephen Hawking, renowned scientist, dies at 76

(CNN)   Stephen Hawking,  the brilliant British theoretical physicist who overcame a debilitating disease to publish wildly popular books probing the mysteries of the universe, has died, according to a family spokesman. He was 76. Considered by many to be the

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WORLD: Philippines ‘best country to invest in’ — US News and World report

The Philippines is the “best country to invest in,” based on rankings released by US News and World Report. It noted  the  Philippines as  top investment destination for  its young population that is attractive to firms looking for a good

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Meet ‘Jane Walker’, Johnnie Walker’s Female Logo

Bottles of some Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky will look a little different from March 1 with the brand’s famous striding man to be replaced by a woman, Jane Walker. Liquor maker Diageo says it plans to roll out bottles next

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ENTERTAINMENT: George Clooney, Oprah, Steven Spielberg donate to “March For Our Lives”

Holywood actor George Clooney  and wife Amal announced they would  be making a donation  in the name of their 8-month-old twins, Alexander and Ella to “March For Our Lives”  an event formed in the aftermath of last week’s deadly shooting at

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SPORTS: 2018 Winter Olympics open in South Korea; Philippines welcomed

The 2018 Winter Olympics kick off today,   Feb 9, 2018  in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  Events run until  February 25, 2018 with  South Korean president Moon Jae-In officially declaring   PyeongChang 2018 open. Delegations  paraded  into the  Pyeongchang Olympics Stadium  with 92

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WORLD: Philippines’ Mayon volcano spews fountains of red-hot lava and ash plumes

Authorities in the Philippines are warning people to stay clear of the volatile Mount Mayon volcano after multiple eruptions overnight spread lava and ash for kilometers. Up to 56,000 villagers fled to safety as the Philippines’ most active volcano erupted. It

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