Richard Siffledeen

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Take a Luxury Train Ride Through Ireland

Liz Sheldon shares why Belmond's new Grand Hibernian Train is the ultimate luxury for experiencing Ireland.<p>If you’ve ever wished you could travel …

Best Places to Stay to See the Northern Lights

These eight hotels offer comfort and luxury in addition to prime sightings of the aurora borealis.<p>The aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, occurs …

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Drop-Dead Gorgeous Vacation Spots for Aspiring Divers

Ready to dive deep? Diverse marine life is just one of the perks of these world-renowned scuba sites, which offer travelers a memorable experience …

Watch the Best Chefs in America Compete at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas

The Bocuse d’Or qualifiers are part of an extravagant, four-day food lovers’ weekend in Vegas this December.<p>Head to Las Vegas from December 17-20 to …

Beach Travel Tips From the Sisters Behind Those Coveted Round Towels

In 2013, after a year of product-testing, Australian sisters Emma Henderson and Victoria Beattie rolled out their round towel design (the "Roundie") …

Crisis feared looming as refugees on Greek island held in soccer stadium

Locked in a sunbaked football stadium without food, drinking water or sanitation, about 1,000 refugees queued for hours on Wednesday to register with Greek authorities on the island of Kos, which is now at the forefront of a humanitarian crisis sweeping the financially broken country.<p>After sending …

The making of a prime minister

The deficit giveth and the deficit taketh away<p>While the Liberals agonized over their deficit options, the NDP had one lonely choice<p>Back in the second …

Fido launches the Huawei Y6, coming to Rogers as a ‘Staff Pick’ on October 27th

Earlier this week, we informed you that Rogers would be adding the Huawei Y6 its lineup. This entry-level Android runs Lollipop and will be launched …

For young Palestinians, social media is leading source of news – and anger

Four dailies, eight TV stations, and scores of radio stations report on the current wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence in the Palestinian territories. But they are background noise for many Palestinian youth, whose No. 1 source of news comes from Facebook groups that pump out a minute-by-minute …

Trump says Bush is embarrassing his family, can’t run a campaign and shouldn’t run country

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush shouldn't be running the country if he can't even run his own campaign.<p>Trump was in Jacksonville on Saturday, the day after the Bush campaign announced staff trims and 40 per cent pay cuts for those who remain. He said …

‘Inclusive’ Trudeau invites Elizabeth May, other party leaders to Paris climate change summit

OTTAWA — Whatever else political opponents may say about Justin Trudeau’s approach to reducing carbon emissions, they’re not likely to curse his lack …

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Rex Murphy: Who can be the magnet of our great national discontent now that Harper is on his way out?

The election has come and gone, and the punditry (I among them) with all diligence, fortified by hindsight, have gone over the results and …

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Afghanistan says Taliban fighters marooned on river island | News Home | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - Dozens of Taliban fighters were stranded on a river island on the border between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan on Saturday after fleeing army troops led by the Afghan vice president, the government said, though the Taliban denied they were stuck.<p>An Afghan policeman stands guard at …

iPad Pro Hands-On Shows Off Productivity Features, Apple Pencil is Excellent

With the launch of Apple’s iPad Pro coming up shortly, technology and education expert Fraser Speirs got some hands-on time with the device at an …

British businesses say cyber attacks constant | News Home | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - British business leaders on Saturday urged police to make cyber crime an urgent priority following an attack on broadband provider TalkTalk, saying firms face continual security breaches.<p>A spotlight shines on a company logo at a TalkTalk building in London, Britain October 23, …

3D-printed hands help amputees in Nepal

Customizable hands are built using readily available parts and 'can be scaled infinitely'<p>University of Victoria engineering graduate Pranav Shrestha …

The next iPhone will have Force Touch, report says

According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, Apple is putting Force Touch into the next iPhone, and the company’s partners have already begun production.<p>Bloomberg cites …

Sudan has the Most Historic Pyramids That Hardly Anyone Ever Sees

The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

In celebration of Earth Day, we set out to find the most beautiful natural attraction in each state, using input from folks who have lived in these places.<p>Can you guess which state the picture to the right is from? Follow along to find out. (They're in alphabetical order if you want to find yours …

Happiest and Unhappiest Countries in the World By the Numbers

Traditionally, a nation’s economic health is measured by its wealth. But increasingly, some leaders and policymakers are turning their focus to a …

3 Key Nutrients For Better Brainpower

<i>By Nancy Christie</i><p>When it comes to what we eat, we usually worry more about our waistlines than our wisdom. But a diet that contains a wide assortment of healthy foods and nutrients doesn’t just benefit your body; it may protect your brain from cognitive decline as you age. In order to defend …

20 Satisfying Lunches That Promote Weight Loss

Your lunch break just became the healthiest part of your nine to five.<p>You probably spend your mornings at work counting down the minutes 'til your much-needed lunch break, so why not double your pleasure by brown-bagging a delicious meal you can actually get excited about? Skip the drive-thru, stop …

Why You Get Styes—And How to Cure Them

You could also spot a pink dot because you're one of the unlucky few whose eyelids' meibomian glands, which secrete oils, regularly get blocked. "People who have a tendency to have blocked oil in their glands are therefore at increased risk of developing these styes," says Lisa Park, M.D., clinical …

Google is working with Italian eyewear maker Luxottica on the next version of Google Glass

The next iteration of Google Glass is coming sooner than anyone had thought.<p>According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Massimo Vian, an executive with …

The NHL will crack down on fans who live stream games using Periscope and Meerkat

The National Hockey League has decided to ban the use of live streaming apps Periscope and Meerkat at its games.<p>Bill Daly, the League’s deputy …

Do you ever really own a computerized device?

Recently, Deere & Co., makers of John Deere tractors and other equipment, sent a letter to the United States Copyright Office asking that it not allow owners of the company's tractors to circumvent or modify the software it builds into its machines. It was just the latest vehicle or equipment …

Quirky sleeps: Sweden's top 10 unusual hotels

Sweden’s varied landscape, from the frozen reaches of the north to its vast forests and lakes, combines with cutting-edge design to inspire some unique lodgings. Here's our pick of the country's quirkiest sleeps, taking you underground, underwater, face-to-face with wildlife and beyond.<p><b>Icehotel</b><p>Near …

Cost of Galaxy's battle against iPhone on the rise | News Home | Reuters

SEOUL, (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) has pulled out all the stops on its new Galaxy smartphones, but their modest prices compared to the latest iPhones throw an uneasy spotlight on the long-term cost of fighting Apple’s (AAPL.O) premium branding.<p>A hostess displays the new Samsung …

The Airline Toilet That Is Set to Revolutionize In-Flight Relief

In a surprise move in the high-altitude game of thrones, Zodiac Aerospace has developed the Swiss Army Knife of aircraft toilets–destined to forever …

Venice Still Has a Few Islands Not Ruined by Tourists

In the crescent-shaped Venetian lagoon, which stretches nearly 32 miles across, there are dozens of spectral islands that are unknown to most …

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