Canadian National ups offer to seal deal for US railroad



A man walks into Central Station next to Canadian National headquarters in Montreal, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Canadian National sweetened its offer to buy Kansas City Southern railroad Thursday, May 13, 2021, and derailed rival Canadian Pacific’s bid for the railroad that handles traffic in the United States and Mexico.
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Canadian National sweetened its offer to buy Kansas City Southern railroad Thursday and derailed rival Canadian Pacific’s bid for the railroad that handles traffic in the United States and Mexico.

Kansas City Southern said Thursday that it determined Canadian

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Penn State Athletics and Transportation Services Announce Parking Changes for Non-Football Events


The Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State. Photo by Mary Frances Pillion | Onward State

Penn State Athletics and Transportation Services announced Monday parking changes for all non-football athletic events. 

Beginning Monday, August 23, all non-football events will require valid permit or payment of the applicable parking fee for campus lots. In following Transportation Services guidelines, fans with Penn State University Park permits will be able to park at non-football athletic events for free. 

If you don’t have a permit, you can prepay for parking here. This discounted rate is available through 11:59 p.m. the day prior to the

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The pub that built an ‘unlikely’ global following through weekly online lockdown quizzes


A NEW Forest pub has built an unlikely worldwide following through its weekly lockdown quizzes broadcast over Facebook.

Entrants from as far north as the Shetland Islands and as far south as Australia log on to watch the landlord of the London Tavern host the competition.

Phil Hoyle, who runs the hostelry in Poulner, Ringwood, in Hampshire, moved his pub quiz online during the first lockdown – and has continued ever since.

Hundreds tune in each week not only to answer questions but to be entertained by the antics of the host.

Phil drinks enthusiastically through the quizzes, commenting on

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Report: PGA Tour won’t allow players to compete in Saudi International


According to a report on, the PGA Tour is escalating its global turf war with a potential start-up circuit that’s being backed by the Saudi government.

Players will not be granted competing event releases for next year’s Saudi International, a lucrative event that had been a part of the European Tour schedule. According to the report, the European Tour will not sanction the event next year.

In a statement to, a Tour spokesperson said only, “the PGA Tour has a long-standing policy of not granting releases to unsanctioned events.”

The move appears to be in response to

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UK amber list: Countries to spend 11 days in to avoid hotel quarantine


Explained: UK’s traffic light for travel system

The UAE remains red-listed for travel to the UK.

In Britain’s most recent update to its international travel rules, which came into effect on Tuesday, travellers cannot fly directly from the UAE to the UK without spending 10 days in mandatory hotel quarantine.

At a cost of £1,750 ($2,480) for a single adult, that’s an expensive investment for a largely uninspiring hotel stay. But other options exist for UAE residents keen to travel to the UK to visit friends and family this summer.

While green-listed destinations are few and far between, Iceland is

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The communities that liked their pubs much they bought them and now are preparing to reopen


Steeped in history and at the heart of its community for over 250 years, the small inn in the Trossachs offered a warm welcome, comforting dram and the possibility of plenty of good chat.

And when last orders threatened to bring down the Black Bull’s shutters for good, the Gartmore locals who couldn’t bear to lose their village pub, stepped up.

Now the pub is preparing to unveil its new look, after a lockdown revamp that saw an army of volunteers including a marine biologist, fireman, Antarctic traveller and a secretary on crutches, swung into action to transform it from

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