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The power of love: Why a 96-year-old man sold his Ontario house and moved to rural Newfoundland | CBC News

Charlie Comrie stands outside his new home in Plate Cove West, a rural community in Newfoundland. The Second World War vet moved there in December 2021 from southern Ontario. (Melissa Tobin/CBC) Charlie Comrie knows his story is unusual, and that some may think he’s lost his senses.  But for Comrie, a 96-year-old veteran of the Second World […]

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Technology

Apple captures half of all smartphones sold during Chinese online fest

Apple captured half of smartphones sold in China during the 6.18 online shopping festival, at the expense of Chinese brands Xiaomi and Honor. According to new research from Strategy Analytics, 14 million units of smartphones were sold during the festival, down 25 per cent (on-year). “Apple outperformed the market selling nearly 7 million iPhone units, […]

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Apple captures half of all smartphones sold during Chinese online fest – ET Telecom

Beijing: Apple captured half of smartphones sold in China during the 6.18 online shopping festival, at the expense of Chinese brands Xiaomi and Honor. According to new research from Strategy Analytics, 14 million units of smartphones were sold during the festival, down 25 per cent (on-year). “Apple outperformed the market selling nearly 7 million iPhone […]

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Canada

Baked goods sold nationally recalled because they might contain plastic | CBC News

Six kinds of Enjoy Life bakery products are being recalled across Canada and the U.S. because pieces of hard plastic may have contaminated the items.  “The recalled products have been sold nationally and online,” said a recall warning from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued Saturday. “This recall was triggered by a recall in another country,” […]

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Business

Winning ticket for Powerball’s $366.7 million jackpot sold in Vermont. Here’s the tax bite for the winner

If you’re holding the winning ticket for Powerball’s $366.7 million jackpot, don’t forget about your silent partner: Uncle Sam. After rolling higher for about two months of three weekly drawings with no winner, the lottery game’s top prize was nabbed in Wednesday night’s drawing. The ticket was purchased in Vermont, which marks the first time […]

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Business

The cover that sold better than The Beatles’ original

In 1963, The Beatles marked the beginning of the British invasion with the release of their debut album, Please Please Me. They started the year as four mates who could walk down most UK streets and turn few heads but ended the year with plans to visit the US in early 1964 for their first […]

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Business

‘Irreplaceable’ vinyl records sold at car boot sale by mistake

A woman has told of her horror after she mistakenly flogged a set of first press vinyl records for less than £1 each. Rohan Mellor described the 60s and 70s records, sold to a man at the event in Rowsley, Derbyshire, on Sunday for £15.50 as “irreplacable”. The inherited collection, which Ms Mellor said was […]

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US

Solar patio umbrellas sold at Costco recalled after multiple fires

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in a news release urged customers to “immediately stop using” the SunVilla 10 foot Solar LED Market Umbrella. The umbrellas were produced by California-based SunVilla Corp., the news release says. They feature LED lights on the inside arms and a solar panel with a black cover at the […]

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Technology

This ultra-rare Apple computer just sold for $375,000

An ultra-rare Apple-1 computer hand-numbered by Steve Jobs has sold at auction this week for an eye-watering $375,000. The lot at RR Auction closed Thursday at $375,000 according to the auction house’s website, a fair way shy of the $450,000 estimate. The item was one of 50 rare ‘Byte Shop’ Apple-1 computers, named as such […]

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Sports

Ben Siegrist: Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou’s ‘vision’ sold goalkeeper on move

New Celtic goalkeeper Ben Siegrist says he was sold on a move after hearing manager Ange Postecoglou’s vision for the team. The 30-year-old, who was out of contract at Dundee United this summer, has signed a four-year deal at the Scottish Premiership champions. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Goalkeeper Ben […]