On Feb. 1, Loblaw merged the PC Plus and Shoppers Optimum loyalty programs. Her five-figure points balance didn’t show upDorothy Kew merged both cards and had a new PC Optimum card. Her six-figure points balance didn’t show upFatin Juma had 495,640 Shoppers Optimum points, worth $850, which she couldn’t add to her PC Optimum account. “Every time, I receive a message that my Shoppers Optimum points are linked to another account. To her surprise, it showed both a different points balance and a different name (Renee).
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Universal Display makes key technology and owns some OLED intellectual property; investors are likely concerned Apple’s MicroLED technology will eventually replace Universal Display’s technology. There, about 300 engineers are designing and producing MicroLED screens for use in future products. Another facility nearby houses technology that handles so-called LED transfers: the process of placing individual pixels into a MicroLED screen. The latest MicroLED Apple Watch prototypes aren’t fully functioning wearables; instead, the screen portion is connected to an external computer board. Each piece comes from what is known as a “donor wafer” and then are mass-transferred to the MicroLED screen.
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Family physicians in Nova Scotia are the latest group to benefit from the government's end-of-fiscal-year spending spree. Premier Stephen McNeil announced the deal Monday alongside Doctors Nova Scotia president-elect Dr. Tim Holland. Dr. Tim Holland is president-elect of Doctors Nova Scotia. According to Doctors Nova Scotia, about 80 per cent of family doctors currently keep e-health records. Doctors Nova Scotia estimates the raise, combined with the new incentives, could see family doctors receiving $20,000 to $30,000 more a year.
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Auston Matthews won’t be in the lineup when the Maple Leafs play the Lightning in Tampa on Tuesday night. Same goes for Leo Komarov (suspected knee injury), who skated lightly on his own Monday but did not practise. But there is a chance Frederik Andersen (upper-body injury) might return to the Leafs’ net even if Babcock was non-committal — “I don’t know if Freddie is ready to go,” he said — after stepping back on the ice in his usual spot at practice. The club also sent Garret Sparks back to the AHL Marlies prior to the skate, indicating Andersen’s health is no longer enough of a concern to keep a call-up on hand. Read more:Decision day coming for Leafs’ Lou Lamoriello, GM’s job
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New York City Council members are calling for an investigation into the AP's report. You heard the drilling in the middle of night," said one of the rent-regulated tenants, Mary Ann Siwek, 67, who lives on Social Security payments and odd jobs. The company also likely made money by reducing the number of rent-regulated tenants and bringing in those who would pay more. But he retained stakes in many properties, including Westminster Management, the Kushner Cos. subsidiary that oversees its residential properties. Back in Queens, the letter carrier Romano was one of the few rent-regulated tenants who fought back.
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The Cavaliers also didn’t say who would lead the team in Lue’s absence, though that responsibility could fall to associate head coach Larry Drew. I am going to use this time to focus on a prescribed routine and medication, which has previously been difficult to start in the midst of a season,” Lue said. CLEVELAND—Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is taking a leave of absence from the team to address health issues that have included chest pains and loss of sleep. “We know how difficult these circumstances are for Coach Lue and we support him totally in this focused approach to addressing his health issues,” general manager Koby Altman said. Charlotte coach Steve Clifford also left his team to address his health this season.
There are only seven of the top 16 seeds still alive for the regional roundsIn: Two No. CHARLOTTE, N.C.—After little went according to plan in the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament, the bracket has a wildly different look for the Sweet 16 than many expected. They’ll face the Tigers (25-9), who are in their first NCAA Tournament since 2011 and their first Sweet 16 since 1997. The Blue Devils (28-7) meet the Orange (23-13), who took out third-seeded Michigan State on Sunday. “We told the guys before, look at today alone: Michigan State, North Carolina, basically at home losing today,” Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said.
Via Rail is preparing to launch a process to replace aging trains on its main Canadian corridor after federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced funding Monday by the government. The national passenger service says it will launch a request for qualifications, followed by a request for proposals. The unspecified funding to replace its fleet in the Quebec City to Windsor corridor was included in the recent federal budget. Via Rail president Yves Desjardins-Siciliano said in a news release that the funding will improve service by ensuring there is sustained uninterrupted access along the busy rail corridor. The budget also earmarked $8 million for Transport Canada to conduct economic analysis on a proposed high-frequency rail between Quebec City and Toronto.
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OTTAWA—Canada will deploy military helicopters and 250 personnel to Mali to support the dangerous United Nations mission there and is in discussions about additional deployments to support other peace operations. “This is something that will have a tremendous impact on the mission,” Sajjan said. It ranks as the UN’s deadliest mission as162 peacekeepers have been killed there, 99 as the result of a “malicious” act. Monday’s announcement makes some long-awaited progress on the Liberals’ election vow to “recommit” to UN peace operations. Sajjan also confirmed a previously announced plan to deploy one or two military transport aircraft to Entebbe to support UN operations in the region.
Eric Greitens is expected to ask a judge to move up his criminal trial to start in two weeks, more than a month earlier than scheduled. Greitens has admitted to the affair but denied criminal wrongdoing, accusing Democratic Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner of a politically motivated investigation. Defence attorneys said they anticipate asking that the case be moved up to April 3. The circuit attorney’s office opposes both moves, spokeswoman Susan Ryan said. The circuit attorney’s office had opposed even the May 14 date as too early, saying at previous court hearings that more time was needed to prepare.
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Our cookbook of the week is Hot for Food Vegan Comfort Classics by YouTube star Lauren Toyota. It’s all there.”Take Toyota’s coconut bacon for a spin in her go-to tofu scramble. “A tofu scramble is a good transitional dish for people,” she says. Step 3Meanwhile, prepare the tofu scramble. Step 5To cook the potato hash, wipe out any excess scramble from the skillet and heat over medium heat.
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Add to that the slight crunch from the quinoa, a warm hit of cumin spice, protein-rich chickpeas and the salty tang of crumbled feta — and this bowl has it all. If you feel you’re in a grain bowl rut and find you’re tired of the dried cranberries and raisins that seem to be in every bowl of quinoa, try this unusual combination: oranges and mushrooms. In a small saucepan, add quinoa and broth. Add salt and pepper. Toss in orange segments and reserved juice.
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CHICAGO — Mexican league midfielder Kekuta Manneh was added to the U.S. roster Monday for a March 27 exhibition against Paraguay at Cary, North Carolina. The 27-year-old was born in Ghana and became a U.S. citizen two years ago while playing with Vancouver. He is among eight players on the 23-man roster who could make their national team debuts. The revised roster:Goalkeepers: Alex Bono (Toronto), Bill Hamid (Midtjylland, Denmark), Zack Steffen (Columbus). Midfielders: Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls), Marky Delgado (Toronto), Kekuta Manneh (Pachuca, Mexico), Weston McKennie (Schalke, Germany), Darlington Nagbe (Atlanta), Cristian Roldan (Seattle), Kenny Saief (Anderlecht, Belgium), Wil Trapp (Columbus), Tim Weah (Paris Saint-Germain, France).
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HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s family doctors are getting a pay boost — including a one-time, $150 bonus for every new patient they take on who was previously without a doctor. Premier Stephen McNeil announced nearly $40 million in funding for family doctors Monday, including $13.9 million for hikes for physicians paid through fee-for-service or through a salary. “This isn’t just about putting more dollars in the pockets of family doctors. Doctors Nova Scotia provided provincial MSI data indicating gross family physician compensation is approximately $254,000. The plan will see a $150 bonus “for each patient a family doctor takes off the list, or who is referred from an emergency department, or without a family doctor due to doctor retirements or relocation,” the province said.
March 19, 2018 15:23 UTC
The company identified the cast member as Yann Arnaud, a Frenchman who had worked with Cirque du Soleil for 15 years. Article Continued Below“The entire Cirque du Soleil family is in shock and devastated by this tragedy,” Daniel Lamarre, president and chief executive of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, said in a statement. Several Cirque du Soleil employees jumped onto the stage and rushed over to the downed acrobat as the other performer dangled from his rope, uninjured. Cirque du Soleil, French for “Circus of the Sun,” is the largest theatrical producer in the world, according to the Chicago Tribune. Arnaud’s death was the third connected to a Cirque du Soleil show in the past five years.
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