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Tim Hortons’ sales drop by a third as the industry feels the pain of the pandemic – The Canadian News

Restaurant Brands International Inc. says the pandemic slashed profits in the second quarter, with sales falling 21 percent. Tim Hortons and Burger King's parent company says net income fell to $ 163 million in the quarter ended June 30, down 37% from $ 257 million a year ago. RBI, which reports in U.S. dollars, says revenue fell 25 percent last quarter to $ 1.05 billion from $ 1.4 billion in the prior year. On an adjusted basis, diluted earnings fell to 33 cents a share from 71 cents a share, beating analysts' expectations of 31 cents a share, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv. Toronto-based RBI says the COVID-19 pandemic caused a sharp drop in revenue at its two largest brands, with sales at Tim Hortons and Burger King declining by a third and a quarter, re...
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No summer slowdown in Toronto real estate as July breaks sales record – The Canadian News

July was a record month for real estate sales in Toronto as 11,081 houses changed hands. The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board says sales of existing homes in the Toronto metropolitan area increased 29.5 percent compared to July 2019, reaching a new peak for the month. Average home prices also increased 16.9 percent from a year earlier, to $ 943,710. TRREB says low-rise homes, especially outside the city center, led the upward trend, with overall prices rising further in Durham, Orangeville and South Simcoe County. Board President Lisa Patel said there is evidence that the domestic market is tightening _ with buyers competing as houses sell faster than new listings are added to the market. Patel suggested in the report that home buyers and sellers have postponed summer trave...
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An apartment in London has a literal swimming pool in its basement

There are some things you really can’t put a price on.Thankfully, an apartment without a literal swimming pool inside it is not one of those things. In fact, the exact price, as it turns out is $1.56 million.That information is courtesy of a bizarre, “one-of-a-kind” apartment listing, which is currently going viral on Twitter. The discovery comes courtesy of a user named Alice Beverton-Palmer, who discovered the London flat on July 27.The two-bedroom flat, located in the city’s Holloway neighborhood, boasts a “luxury private swimming pool, sauna [and] shower,” according to the property listing.Credit: ZooplaApparently, the swimming pool is in the basement, which can be accessed via a spiral staircase. There’s also an open-glass viewing platform in t...
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Create the perfect work-from-home setup with these tips and your own tech support service

In The Know is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. The product written about here is offered in affiliation with In The Know’s parent company, Verizon Media.Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the products and deals we love. If you love them too and decide to purchase through the links below, we may receive a commission. Pricing and availability are subject to change.Let’s be honest — the current global pandemic and subsequent quarantine life have altered the way we work. In an effort to foster an air of safety and accountability, several companies and businesses have enforced work from home policies, allowing their employees to work remotely.Several studies have been conducted to gauge the frequency of work ...
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Social media users are begging for these two strangers on Facebook to date

Two strangers who came together for a photo shoot in Virginia have become the talk of Facebook after the photographer in charge captured what was undeniable chemistry between the two.On July 13, Cassie Bailey, a birth and family photographer, shared photos of Heather John and Baxter Jackson, who had responded to an ad for a stranger meet-up at the Stumpy Lake Nature area in Virginia Beach.“Heather & Baxter have never met,” Bailey wrote. “They both replied to my ad for a single female & a single male to meet up and do a session. I’m pretty sure they had NO idea what they were getting themselves into BUT THEY SLAYED IT!”According to Bailey and news station WVEC, John is a 23-year-old single mother of two who is currently studying for a master’s degree in s...
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Insulting wedding invitation sparks outrage on social media: ‘Please understand…’

A bride- and groom-to-be are under fire on social media after a photo of instructions included in their wedding invitation went viral.A photo of the note, which was shared on Twitter on July 23 by Mary von Aue, reveals the unusual method of RSVPing to the celebration laid out by the couple.According to the letter, guests in group A are asked to RSVP “as soon as possible” through the bride and groom’s wedding website. Invitees in groups B and C are asked to wait for seats to free up on a rolling basis, should any guests in group A decline the invitation.“Please understand that our venue is limited in the number of guests we will be able to accommodate for our wedding day,” the note reads. “As much as we would love to have each and every one of you join us...
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Couple gets engaged under incredibly rare sight

A New York couple who met on Instagram got engaged under an extremely rare but picture-perfect sight, Syracuse.com reports.John Nicotera, a Utica resident and teacher in Central New York, originally had plans to propose to his fiancée Erica Pendrak, who is also a teacher, on a trip to Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. Unfortunately, the pandemic forced him to cancel those plans and come up with a new idea.“I was bummed that it was canceled,” Nicotera recalled. “Any plan I came up [with] just didn’t seem to compare to Crater Lake.”But when Nicotera, an avid space junkie, soon learned that Comet Neowise — a long period comet that had been spotted earlier in March by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) — could be observed...
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Firefighters cut open metal pipe to free kitten trapped inside

Firefighters in Jakarta had their work cut out for them, thanks to one lost kitten.Authorities say a baby cat in Jalan Pinang fell down a water pipe and became trapped inside of it. A team of rescuers had to cut through the wall surrounding the duct and then through the pipe itself. Fortunately, the rescue mission was a success.Footage shows two firefighters creating the hole in the wall. One uses a saw to penetrate the materials, while another pours water into the opening to keep the cat away from the dangerous blade. After he saws a little more, the worker is able to put his hand through the hall. The other firefighter makes cat noises to coax the kitten out while he reaches for the animal. Eventually, he secures the creature and pulls it out. The white kitten ...
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9 unique housewarming gifts that aren’t just a bottle of wine

Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the products and deals we love. If you love them too and decide to purchase through the links below, we may receive a commission. Pricing and availability are subject to change.Do you know someone who’s moving? Rather than gifting them a generic bottle of wine, get them something more thoughtful, like one of these unique housewarming gifts that will actually make their new house feel like a home.Personally speaking, several of my friends are moving out of New York City, especially since the onset of COVID-19. I get it. I mean, why pay so much to live in a city where you can’t take advantage of all the usual perks? You can save money and snag a bigger space in the suburbs, or use the new work-from-home s...
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Lizzo stuns fans with video of her vegan ‘hangover cure’ breakfast: ‘Ugly but delicious’

Lizzo has social media in a frenzy after sharing her favorite “hangover breakfast.”The three-time Grammy winner, who has recently adopted a fully vegan diet, posted the recipe on TikTok. Her video has now drawn more than 2.3 million views, and thousands of comments from hungry fans.In the clip, the 32-year-old explains that she always craves cheesy eggs when she’s hungover. However, with her new plant-based diet, she’s been unable to have themHer solution? A full-on scramble made by combining a “vegan carne asada” with some non-dairy cheese and some JUST Egg, a plant-based substitute.“Here is my substitute for cravings when you’re hungover,” Lizzo captioned the [email protected] Might do a what I eat in a day vid because I feel like us fat queens need t...
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Vegan mom faces backlash over ‘ridiculous’ babysitting demands

A mom is facing backlash after sharing her list of demands for a new babysitter.The woman, who remains unidentified, shared her ad for a vegan-only caregiver on Facebook. It was later posted on Reddit’s Choosing Beggars page, a forum dedicated to overly “picky” requests.The mom’s ad offered just $100 per week, but asked for an applicant willing to work from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.She also asked that the babysitter provide their own food, but noted that they could only cook “vegan organic” dishes. That demand, plus the mom’s low price, sent Reddit users into a frenzy.‘This lady is insane’The Facebook ad went on to explain that the babysitter should be willing to “work weekends with no notice.” The mom didn’t specify if the sitter would be paid...
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TikTok user catches ‘terrifying’ parking lot encounter on camera: ‘Lock your doors’

A TikTok user is going viral after sharing her “terrifying” encounter with a stranger in a fast food parking lot.On July 18, the young woman named Renee uploaded a video to the platform of the eerie experience.Renee was sitting in her car, eating a burger and jamming out to Foreigner (as one does) when a mysterious man started to approach her car.The stranger walks in the direction of Renee’s car, spits on the ground near the car and starts to walk away. However, after some thought, he turns around and looks like he’s about to approach Renee when he spots her phone recording a video. That’s when he turns around and walks away for good.According to her caption, Renee “didn’t see [the man]” until she watched her video later. Throughout the video, she is...