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Payless reportedly in talks to close 1,000 stores: Report

Payless reportedly in talks to close 1,000 stores: Report

Payless Inc. is in talks with its lenders over a restructuring plan that includes closing about 1,000 stores as it wrestles with an unsustainable debt load, according to people with knowledge of the matter. According to “people with knowledge of the matter” who spoke to Bloomberg Markets, bankruptcy could be an option for the chain if lenders don’t allow it ... Read More »

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson ‘died in her sleep’ and was found by a cleaner, say family

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson 'died in her sleep' and was found by a cleaner, say family

Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson died peacefully in her sleep, according to her mother. The death notice was posted on page 26 of the Daily Telegraph, reading: “Tara Clare died peacefully in her sleep.” Her family also revealed that a private funeral will be held in due course. It comes after her sister Santa Montefiore shared a touching tribute on Twitter. Sharing ... Read More »

Sugary drinks tied to 63,000 deaths in the next 25 years, says new research

Sugary drinks tied to 63,000 deaths in the next 25 years, says new research

According to new study commissioned by leading health organizations Canadians are consuming high amounts of sugary drinks and if this continues, the consequences to our health and the healthcare system will be devastating. Most troubling, young people drink the largest amount of sugary beverages. The study from the University of Waterloo reveals that sugary drink consumption is projected to result ... Read More »

Carter Luckhardt celebrates birthday with blood drive

Carter Luckhardt celebrates birthday with blood drive

Two-year-old Carter Luckhardt and his family spent his birthday at the Kitchener-Waterloo blood donor clinic. Luckhardt was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome where the left side of the heart can’t effectively pump blood to the body. He required multiple blood transfusions when he had open heart surgery. Carter’s parents, Becky and Matt Luckhardt are grateful that blood was available ... Read More »

Uncovering Five Unique and Rare Porsche Factory Models (Video)

Uncovering Five Unique and Rare Porsche Factory Models (Video)

This month Porsche introduces its new Top 5 series on YouTube. The project finds the automobile manufacturer taking a look at some of the rarest Porsche factory models, providing enthusiasts with a “whole new level of sports car history.” Here we showcase the first episode of Top 5, centering around the 964 Turbo S, 924 Carrera GTS, 911 GT1, 911 ... Read More »

Donald Trump Blocks Listing Bumblebee as Endangered

Donald Trump Blocks Listing Bumblebee as Endangered

An executive order from the Trump administration has frozen the process that, for the first time, would have given a bee species federal protection. Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) declared that it was placing the rusty patched bumblebee on the U.S. endangered species list. The listing would have taken effect today, making this nearly extinct bumblebee ... Read More »

Audi Q8: Production version coming in 2018 (Watch)

Audi Q8: Production version coming in 2018 (Video)

The Q8 will be Audi’s answer to Mercedes-Benz’s GLE Coupe and BMW’s X6; both niche hits. The Q8 concept marks a slight change in styling at Audi. The signature singleframe grille is considerably wider than on other Q models, but it also has more shape to it and more vertical elements as opposed to horizontal slats. As for the rest ... Read More »

Fire In Burlington: Puppy rescued from burning motor home

Fire In Burlington: Puppy rescued from burning motor home

Burlington, Vt. – The Burlington Fire Department rescued a puppy from an RV fire on Thursday. At 3:53 p.m. Thursday, Burlington Fire Dispatch requested Engine 2 and Engine 1 to respond to a possible RV fire in the city’s Old North End. The fire department said Engine 2 arrived two minutes later to find the RV parked with visible fire ... Read More »

Debra Messing Says Director Alfonso Arau Stopped Filming Because Her Nose Was ‘Ruining’ the Movie

Debra Messing Says Director Alfonso Arau Stopped Filming Because Her Nose Was 'Ruining' the Movie

Debra Messing accused director Alfonso Arau of demeaning her on the set of their 1995 film A Walk in the Clouds. Speaking at the Makers Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Monday, Messing recalled that her initial excitement about shooting her first Hollywood movie — opposite rising star Keanu Reeves — was marred by several humiliating incidents. On the ... Read More »