March 24th, 2019

Business

Terror at sea: Helicopter rescues frighten cruise passengers

By Mark Lewis And Jari Tanner, The Associated Press on March 24th, 2019

STAVANGER, Norway – Viking Sky cruise ship passenger Rodney Horgen can pinpoint the moment when he thought he was facing the end: when a huge wave crashed through the ship’s glass doors and swept his wife 30 feet across the floor. Horgen, 62, of Minnesota, was visiting Norway on a dream pilgrimage to his ancestral ... Read More »

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UK PM May faces heavy pressure to step down to save Brexit

By Gregory Katz, The Associated Press on March 24th, 2019

LONDON – Embattled Prime Minister Theresa May was scrambling Sunday to win over adversaries to her Brexit withdrawal plan as key Cabinet ministers denied media reports that they were plotting to oust her. May was ensconced in a crisis meeting at her country residence Chequers with fellow Conservatives and outspoken Brexit advocates like Boris Johnson, ... Read More »

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Advocacy groups say 2019 federal budget fails to safeguard employer pensions

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press on March 24th, 2019

TORONTO – Bill Morneau’s fourth federal budget since the Liberals came to power in 2015 contained a variety of pre-election goodies, including many directed at seniors, when it was tabled last week in a raucous House of Commons. But a number of advocacy groups say Budget 2019 doesn’t go far enough to safeguard members of ... Read More »

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Online real estate auctions try to shake up sales with novel approach

By Amy Smart, The Canadian Press on March 24th, 2019

An online auction for a luxury home in Abbotsford, B.C., is drawing attention for its novel approach, which some observers say has potential to inspire new sales even if it doesn’t have any notable impact on the housing landscape. Bidding opens Tuesday on the 12-bedroom, 10-bath restored train power station known as the “Sumas Powerhouse,” ... Read More »

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UK’s Theresa May faces pressure to step down to save Brexit

By Gregory Katz, The Associated Press on March 24th, 2019

LONDON – Prime Minister Theresa May faces growing pressure from within her own party either to resign or to set a date for stepping down as a way to build support for her Brexit agreement with the European Union, British media reported Sunday. Senior Conservative Party figures were urging May to recognize her weakened political ... Read More »

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Criticism over failure to mention Muslims ‘completely baseless,’ says Scheer

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press on March 23rd, 2019

OTTAWA – Andrew Scheer says criticism over his initial failure to mention that Muslims were targeted in the recent mass murder in New Zealand is “completely baseless” and driven by “disgusting” Liberal efforts to score political points from the tragedy. But in answering a question Saturday about how he deals with that criticism, the federal ... Read More »

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Helicopters rescue Norway cruise ship passengers amid storm

By Jari Tanner, The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2019

HELSINKI – Rescue workers off Norway’s western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 passengers and crew from a disabled cruise ship by helicopter on Saturday, winching them one-by-one to safety as heaving waves tossed the ship from side to side and high winds battered the operation. The Norwegian newspaper VG said the Viking Sky cruise ship ... Read More »

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Wild helicopter rescues for cruise ship passengers in Norway

By Jari Tanner, The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2019

HELSINKI – Rescue workers off Norway’s western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 passengers and crew from a disabled cruise ship by helicopter on Saturday, winching them one-by-one to safety as heaving waves tossed the ship from side to side and high winds battered the operation. The Norwegian newspaper VG said the Viking Sky cruise ship ... Read More »

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Cruise passengers hauled off ship by helicopter amid storm

By Jari Tanner, The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2019

HELSINKI – A cruise ship with engine problems sent a mayday call off Norway’s western coast on Saturday as it desperately tried to avoid being grounded on the rocky coast. Rescue workers then launched a high-risk evacuation of the ship’s 1,300 passengers and crew, winching them one-by-one up to helicopters as heaving waves tossed the ... Read More »

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Cruise ship passengers hauled off ailing ship by helicopter

By Jari Tanner, The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2019

HELSINKI – A cruise ship with engine problems sent a mayday call off Norway’s western coast on Saturday, then began evacuating its 1,300 passengers and crew amid stormy seas and heavy winds in a high-risk helicopter rescue operation. The Norwegian newspaper VG said the Viking Sky cruise ship ran into propulsion problems as bad weather ... Read More »

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