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Sunday February 4th, 2018 evening edition

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Allcock, from Kerrobert, Sask., celebrated his 108th birthday on Friday.

"I didn't behave myself for a few years there, but then I got a really good wife," he said, when asked how he managed to live a long and happy life.

He lived alone in the family home for a short time and then decided to move into the Kerrobert Health Centre.

He honoured the self-proclaimed Blue Jays baseball super-fan by declaring Jan. 26 as Esmond Allcock Day.

Although his son Dale Allcock, 78, couldn't make it to the party from Port Coquitlam, B.C., the two Facetimed beforehand.

The Mayor of Kerrobert stopped by the Kerrobert Health Centre to announce he declared January 26 as Esmond Allcock Day. »

Lana Del Rey Kidnapping Attempt Thwarted by Orlando Police

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Orlando police stopped a man attempting to kidnap singer Lana Del Rey on Friday.

After receiving a tip we deemed a credible threat, OPD got to him before he could get near singer Lana Del Rey last night at her show at Amway Center. — Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) February 3, 2018.

OPD Media release on arrest of Michael Hunt, 43, who stalked, made threats against singer Lana Del Rey. »

First use of insulin in treatment of diabetes on this day in 1922

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Before 1921, it was exceptional for people with Type 1 diabetes to live more than a year or two.

One of the twentieth century’s greatest medical discoveries, it remains the only effective treatment for people with Type 1 diabetes today.

Children dying from diabetic ketoacidosis were kept in large wards, often with 50 or more patients in a ward, mostly comatose. »

All-electric ferry cuts emission by 95% and costs by 80%, brings in 53 additional orders

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They claim that the all-electric ferry cuts emission by 95% and costs by 80% compared to fuel-powered counterparts and the results are attracting customers.

It was the result of an extensive partnership between Norled AS, a shipping company and ferry operator, Fjellstrand Shipyard, Siemens AS, and Corvus Energy.

Norway's first all-electric ferry has reduced CO2 by 95%, operating cost by 80%, resulting in 53 further orders for shipbuilder Fjellstrand. »

Food packaging chemical BPA 'found in digestive system of 86% of teenagers'

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A potentially hazardous chemical used in certain plastic food packaging has been found in the digestive system of 86% of teenagers who took part in a recent study.

BPA, which has been used since the 1960s, is often found in the white lining inside tinned foods, drinks cans and bottle tops.

Image: The chemical is also found in some plastic food packaging. »