Beyond Meat drops claims that eating meat ups risk of heart disease, cancer

For some health experts, the jury is still out on whether or not a processed plant-based burger is healthier than eating beef. (Elizabeth Chorney-Booth) Beyond Meat has dropped from its website scary statistics about the health risks of eating meat that had been posted for months. The move follows complaints from critics that Beyond Meat was marketing its vegetarian burger as healthier ...

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How anti-Brexit street art in London's east end is sparking conversation — on walls

Comments are made in black marker on a paste-up of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Brick Lane, in London’s east end. (Zahra Khozema/CBC) Brick Lane has long been a must-see tourist site in London’s east end, harbouring boutiques, restaurants and the city’s thriving street art scene.  But as the Brexit deadline looms, new murals and paste-ups appear on its ...

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Getting scanned for a pint: How facial recognition technology is being used in a London pub

Facial recognition software to prevent people from cutting in line is being used at a bar in London, England. (Lyzaville Sale/CBC) In a pub in London, England, complicated technology is taking on a simple problem: waiting for a pint in lines that can sometimes be unruly. It uses facial recognition software to form a digital queue and prevent people from cutting in ...

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Olympian van Koeverden seeks political gold in Lisa Raitt's Ontario riding

Liberal candidate and Olympic gold medalist Adam van Koeverden campaigns at the Milton GO Transit station. (Mark Gollom/CBC) It’s cold and just after dawn at the Milton, Ont. Go Train station platform, where a man dressed casually in jeans and a denim jacket introduces himself to the commuters rushing toward the awaiting train. “Hi. My name is Adam. I’m running to be your next MP,” he says. ...

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Trudeau wears bulletproof vest after security threat delays campaign rally

High-profile security surrounds Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau as he arrives at a rally in Mississauga, Ont., on Saturday. The rally was delayed for 90 minutes due to a security issue. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press) Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau wore a bulletproof vest on stage amid heavy security at a campaign rally after a security threat, senior Liberal sources tell CBC ...

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Trudeau wears bulletproof vest after security threat delays campaign rally

High profile security surrounds Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau as he arrives at a rally in Mississauga, Ont., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. The rally was delayed for 90 minutes due to a security issue. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press) Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau wore a bulletproof vest on stage amid heavy security at a campaign rally after a security threat, senior Liberal ...

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Blizzard will return prize money to Hong Kong esports player following backlash

The video gaming company Blizzard Entertainment is backpedalling on its decision to disqualify Ng Wai Chung after the esports pro player made political comments in support of Hong Kong during a broadcast interview. Video game behemoth Blizzard Entertainment is returning prize money and reducing its ban on a Hong Kong-based pro esports player who made political comments on air after a win. ...

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Scheer, Singh make confident pitch to voters, Trudeau targets both as polls move to favour Conservatives

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer films the media as they arrive to the campaign plane at the airport in Vancouver on Saturday. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press) Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is asking for a mandate to govern with increasing confidence as shifting polls favour his party to win the most seats for the first time in this campaign — while Liberal Leader Justin ...

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'They could not guarantee my safety': Author's speech cancelled after Georgia students burn book

Jennine Capo Crucet, seen here speaking in 2018 at a New York event, cancelled a second talk at Georgia Southern University about diversity after she says the school couldn’t guarantee her safety. ( Cindy Ord/Getty Images) An author’s second appearance at a Georgia university was cancelled after a few students burned copies of her book following an angry exchange during ...

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