June 20, 2023
London close: Stocks mixed on slew of global data

Stock markets in London ended the trading day with mixed results on Thursday, following a stream of global data and the US Federal Reserve’s decision to hold steady on interest rates.

the FTSE 100 rose 0.34% to close at 7,628.26, while the FTSE 250 saw a downturn of 0.71% to end the session at 19,039.41.

Sterling was also painting a mixed picture, last rising 0.78% on the dollar to trade at $1.2763, while it slid 0.12% against the euro to change hands at €1.1677.

“The Fed’s more hawkish talk last night unnerved investors, but by contrast the ECB’s move to

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June 19, 2023
Where to find food and water that’s safe to eat in the event of a nuclear apocalypse

A person in a hazmat suit holding an egg.

Radiation in fresh eggs can be detected up to five months after a nuclear disaster, research shows.D-Keine/Getty Images

  • Food and water can be tricky to find in the aftermath of a nuclear attack or plant meltdown.

  • In such an event, stick to foods stored inside fridges, cabinets, or other sealed containers.

  • Avoid fresh produce, meat, and eggs for at least several months following a nuclear disaster.

Whether it’s from a nuclear war between nations or a nuclear power plant meltdown, the risk of radiation raining from the skies is more real than it has been in generations.

In a

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June 18, 2023
A Better Alternative to Pet Burial

When a pet is dying, many people reach out to their veterinarian one last time. By default, many vets double as undertakers, passing on a pet’s body to a regional crematorium that accepts animal remains. The owner pays the vet a fee for the arrangements, and the crematorium may return the remains in a small urn, an unassuming memorial to a lost companion.

Pet cremation has been common in the United States for decades now: Some of the first dedicated facilities popped up in the 1970s and ’80s as the practice slowly gained purchase among humans. Since then, cremation has

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June 17, 2023
Ukraine counts ‘catastrophic’ environmental costs after dam blast

KYIV, Ukraine — A woman who braved checkpoints and dodged shelling to care for abandoned pets during Russia’s occupation of her hometown is now warning about the recent flooding’s devastating impact on the region’s animals.

Iryna Tutyun said it was “difficult to cope” with the number of animals in need of help after huge swaths of the southern city of Kherson and its surrounding area were inundated following the destruction of the Kakhovka dam Tuesday.

“I still have about 30 dogs and a dozen cats in my care. Every morning I go to them, feed them and see if everything

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June 16, 2023
Service dogs open up a whole new world to Barrie teen with autism

‘Since the dogs have come into our lives, it’s been great. We’ve traveled to Europe and we’ve gone to Disneyland. He’s gained so much independence just having the dogs with him,’ says the boy’s father

Adam Reed is a 14-year-old Barrie resident who’s on the autism spectrum. He goes to high school, where he is in Grade 9 and is doing well.

His favorite activity in school is studying digital art and, before too long, he’ll be off to college.

But it wasn’t always as hopeful as this.

He and his family can thank the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog

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June 15, 2023
Blue-green algae is back. Here are some tips to protect you and your pet

Although it isn’t quite summer yet, blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, is already showing up in New Brunswick waterways.

Meghann Bruce, a researcher and instructor with the University of New Brunswick Canadian Rivers Institute, said as soon as the ice went out in early May, there was a “bloom” in Blue Bell Lake near Grand Falls.

“Blooms could be happening right now, so people should be watching for them anytime they’re around the water,” she said.

Bruce said there are two types of blue-green algae blooms.

A woman with brown curly hair stood against a white wall with her arms crossed.
Meghann Bruce is a researcher and instructor with the University of New Brunswick

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June 15, 2023
New Stena Line ferry for Rosslare-Cherbourg route leaves Poland

The Stena Vision leaving Gdansk in Poland.

Mary PepperWexford People

Stena Line’s latest addition to its expanding Irish Sea ferry fleet, Stena Vision, has left the shipyard in Gdansk, Poland following a major refit investment program and is bound for Rosslare where it is due to go into service on the Rosslare-Cherbourg route on June 30.

Stena Vision will be used as an additional cruise ferry on the Rosslare to Cherbourg service, where it will operate alongside the Stena Horizon, increasing frequency on the route to six departure days and 12 sailings per week, making it

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June 15, 2023
How To Run A Successful Vet Clinic In the Sims 4: Cats And Dogs

If your Sim always dreamed of helping out their furry friends in need, then The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs is the expansion for you. Not only does it let you own your own pets, but those called to help can choose to become a vet, opening their own vet clinic in The Sims 4.

RELATED: The Sims 4: Things You Need To Know Before You Buy Cats & Dogs

In our guide, we walk you through the basics of owning and operating a vet clinic – while it’s similar to the other owned stores and active careers in The

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