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Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 25-May 1

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 25-May 1

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 25-May 1: April 25: Actor Al Pacino is 81. “Dancing With the Stars” judge Len Goodman is 77. Bassist Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revisited is 76. Singer Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA is 76.
Nutrien CEO Chuck Magro steps down, Mayo Schmidt named as new CEO

Nutrien CEO Chuck Magro steps down, Mayo Schmidt named as new CEO

SASKATOON — Nutrien Ltd. says chief executive Chuck Magro is stepping down and will be succeeded by Mayo Schmidt, the company's chair. The fertilizer company says Magro is leaving to pursue new opportunities, effective immediately.

Liz Weston: How the pandemic has shaken up retirement

Pandemic-related job losses forced many older Americans out of the workplace i n the past year, perhaps permanently. But the COVID-19 crisis also seems to have delayed some retirements.
'Mad Max' prequel shot in Outback to be released in 2023

'Mad Max' prequel shot in Outback to be released in 2023

SYDNEY, Australia — A prequel to the “Mad Max” movie franchise starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth will be filmed in Australia, officials said on Monday.
Sale of Chinese painting shows art value rising in pandemic

Sale of Chinese painting shows art value rising in pandemic

HONG KONG — A Chinese painting from 1924 is expected to fetch at least $45 million in an auction in Hong Kong, as collectors' appetite for art continues to rise even amid economic uncertainty brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.
ABN AMRO pays multimillion fine in money laundering probe

ABN AMRO pays multimillion fine in money laundering probe

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — ABN AMRO has agreed to pay 480 million euros ($574 million) as part of a settlement with prosecutors who accused the Dutch state-owned bank of “serious shortcomings” in tackling money laundering, prosecutors and the bank said
Luke Bryan wins top ACM Award, but female acts own the night

Luke Bryan wins top ACM Award, but female acts own the night

NEW YORK — Carrie Underwood brought the Academy of Country Music Awards to church. Maren Morris won two honours , including song of the year. Miranda Lambert performed three times and held on to her record as the most decorated winner in ACM history.
Emotions show as call to prayer broadcast during second Ramadan in lockdown

Emotions show as call to prayer broadcast during second Ramadan in lockdown

EDMONTON — Moona Khan says every time she hears the call for prayer playing from the speakers at her mosque, her heart sings and she's happy the tradition is finally being accepted in Canada.
Chasing Dreams: From UNC linebacker to country music star

Chasing Dreams: From UNC linebacker to country music star

Like many young football players growing up in North Carolina, Chase Rice had his sights set on the NFL. After an outstanding sophomore season with the Tar Heels, that goal seemed realistic.
Election reticence expected to temper political battle over federal budget

Election reticence expected to temper political battle over federal budget

OTTAWA — The stage is set for arguably the most important federal budget in recent memory, as the Liberal government prepares to unveil its plan for Canada’s post-pandemic recovery amid the pandemic's escalating third wave.