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Wednesday May 1st, 2019 night edition

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Cold weather and an outdated roll-up-the-rim-to-win promotion slowed sales at Canadian Tim Hortons locations in its most recent quarter, said the CEO of the coffee chain’s parent company, prompting Restaurant Brands International Inc. to revamp the contest for next year.

Comparable store sales at Tim Hortons fell 0.6 per cent worldwide, and 0.4 per cent in Canada.

READ MORE: Tim Hortons launches rewards program — here’s how it compares to the competition.

“I hate using weather as an excuse,” said CEO Jose Cil, who has just served his first full quarter in the top post, during a conference call with investors Monday morning.

The company estimates severe winter weather during the quarter, which ended March 31, resulted in a drag of about one per cent on comparable sales.

The weather woes started in the back half of January and lasted until the end of February, said Alex Macedo, Tim Hortons president, in an interview following the conference call, and impacted performance across Canada.

READ MORE: There’s a Tim Hottens in India, and Tim Hortons has its crullers in a knot. »

Enough with the 'Actually, Electric Cars Pollute More' Bullshit Already

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But in an Op-Ed last week it peddled the tired and disingenuous notion that electric cars, by the very virtue of their production, pollute more than fossil fuel cars.

Specifically, the Journal cites a German study that says that, over the life of the vehicle, a diesel Mercedes would pollute less than an electric Tesla.

The UCS goes on to note that advances in battery manufacturing are happening all the time, consistently reducing the emissions associated with assembling electric cars. »

Judge signs off on homeless shelter on 'Billionaires' Row' in New York City

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A Manhattan judge on Monday gave city officials the green light to open a controversial homeless shelter in the ritzy “Billionaires’ Row” neighborhood.

He also ruled that claims the neighborhood already had more than its “fair share” of shelters were “without merit.”.

“This unsafe building should not be permitted to operate as a homeless shelter,” Mastro said. »

Brian Windhorst auf Twitter: "Veteran official Scott Foster has been assigned to Warriors-Rockets tonight. Chris Paul, James Harden & Rockets have a long-running feud with Foster. He hasn’t worked a R

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Bernie Sanders: Felons deserve to vote, participate in democracy

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Bernie Sanders: Everyone deserves to vote, even felons like Paul Manafort & Michael Cohen.

At our founding, despite rhetoric to the contrary, only land-owning white males were given the right to participate in our democracy.

Bernie Sanders is an independent senator from Vermont and a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. »