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Hazelcast unveils real-time intelligent app platform for analytics

Did you miss today’s livestream? Watch the AI at the Edge & IoT Summit on demand now. In-memory data grid developer Hazelcast yesterday announced that version 5.0 of its Hazelcast Platform, a real-time intelligent applications platform for enterprises, will be widely available in August. The platform is based on the first Hazelcast stable release in…

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Panthers, Taylor Moton agree to terms on four-year extension worth reported $72 million

Bob Donnan / USA TODAY Sports It didn’t appear that we were going to see any long-term extensions get done with franchise-tagged players before the Thursday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline, but one player was able to cash in with about an hour to spare. On Thursday afternoon, the Carolina Panthers announced that they had agreed to terms…

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Science & Nature
What’s the Big Stink About Corpse Flowers?

Splayed obscenely on the forest floor, it looks like an alien delicacy, an exotic organ meat harvested from some extraterrestrial beast and left to rot in the wake of an intergalactic debauch. With massive, fleshy petals — the entire flower may be 3 feet across — and a perfume evocative of putrefying meat, it’s hardly…

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People hurt, homes damaged as tornado hits Barrie, Ont.

A tornado tore through Barrie, Ont., Thursday afternoon, leaving several people hurt and homes damaged in the city, which is about 115 kilometres north of Toronto.Homes were damaged in a Barrie, Ont., neighbourhood after a tornado tore through the region Thursday. (Edward Loveless/Twitter)A tornado caused “catastrophic” damage when it tore through Barrie, Ont., Thursday afternoon,…

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GIC, CPPIB and Boston Properties Launch $2B US Office Joint Venture

CPPIB had teamed with Boston Properties to purchase the Santa Monica Business Park in 2018 Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board are headed back stateside, joining with commercial developer Boston Properties to create a co-investment programme targeting acquisitions of US office properties. The trio are committing an aggregate $1…

Olympic swimmer Maggie Mac Neil will arrive in Tokyo with a bang. Three, in fact. thumbnail
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Olympic swimmer Maggie Mac Neil will arrive in Tokyo with a bang. Three, in fact.

Her push off the pool wall in Tokyo could be the power move that propels the young Canadian to medal glory If a swimmer excels at the underwater kicks after a wall turn, ‘that can really become a weapon,’ says Mac Neil’s former coach (François-Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images) Inside the state-of-the-art Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre,…

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Entertainment
How the Chili Pepper Conquered China

Frequent patrons of McDonald’s restaurants on the Chinese mainland are no strangers to spicy fare. There are few dishes the chain hasn’t tried spicing up over the years; the spicy chicken burger and Spicy McWings are among its most popular menu items. Still, even by those standards, the launch this January of a chili oil…

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Hera Syndulla’s voice in Star Wars: The Bad Batch was inspired by Marvel

Star Wars: The Bad Batch introduces a young Hera Syndulla. Lucasfilm Hera Syndulla is back. Star Wars fans came to know and love her as the pilot of the Ghost in CGI animated series Rebels, and Disney Plus show The Bad Batch is revealing the Twi’lek’s youth for the first time.Since the show is set…