August 6, 2013 |
The U.S. Consulate in Milan was temporarily evacuated Tuesday after receiving a letter containing a bomb threat, according to news reports. Other offices in the building were also evacuated and a nearby subway stop shut down while police investigated. No threat was found, the Italian news agency ANSA reported . U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said she was not aware of any connection between the letter received in Italy and an intercepted Al Qaeda attack order that resulted in the temporary closure of more than two dozen U.S. diplomatic facilities, mostly in the Arab world, the Associated Press reported.
October 28, 2008 |
Johnson & Johnson said it had bought HealthMedia Inc., a closely held provider of online health counseling, and called the deal its first step in building a preventive-care unit that could generate $20 billion. Terms of the deal for HealthMedia, of Ann Arbor, Mich., were not disclosed. The company offers users automated advice and reminders about diet, disease and drug management, smoking cessation and other programs, J&J, in New Brunswick, N.J., said.
February 11, 2009 |
Johnson & Johnson won approval in Sweden and Finland for the first prescription pill to treat premature ejaculation, three years after U.S. regulators rejected the drug, the company said. The drug maker expects to win clearance for dapoxetine, to be sold as Priligy, in five more European nations and has applied for approval in Canada, Australia, Mexico, Turkey and six other countries, a spokesman for New Brunswick, N.J.-based J&J said.
March 14, 1993
Your video writer touted "The Great Canadian Train Ride" ("Sea to Shining Sea: Canada by Rail," Feb. 28) showing a 2,800-mile journey from Toronto to Vancouver. I suggest that anyone planning to buy a $29.95 video claiming to be "a train trip across Canada" that omits eastern Ontario and all of Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (not to mention the island province of Newfoundland) should offer no more than $14.98 for it. MERRILL SARTY Los Angeles
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March 10, 2009 |
Molly Kool, 93, the first woman in North America to become a licensed ship captain, died Feb. 25 at her home in Bangor, Maine. Kool got her captain's papers in 1939 and sailed the Atlantic Ocean between Alma, Canada, and Boston for five years, her friend Ken Kelly said. Kool grew up in the village of Alma in New Brunswick, where she learned a love of the sea and sailing from her father, a Dutch ship captain. At 23, she made history by earning the title of captain after the Canadian Shipping Act was rewritten to say "he/she" instead of just "he," Kelly said.
January 24, 1988 |
Gunpowder was at a premium during the War of 1812, and none was available when residents of this small border city wanted to add a traditional bang to their Fourth of July celebration. No problem. They simply borrowed some from their neighbors across the St. Croix River in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. So what if Canada and its mother country, Great Britain, were at war with the United States at the time? That was hardly sufficient cause for St. Stephen to refuse its neighbor.