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Meth-carrying pigeon found in prison

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A pigeon was detained after it was discovered carrying a backpack which contained crystal meth

Prison officers discovered a bird in a Canadian jail carrying drugs.

“A pigeon was located at Pacific Institution, inside the walls and it appeared to have a small package, sort of like a backpack attached to it,” said John Randle, who is the president of the Pacific Region for Union of Canadian Correctional.

Officers noticed the high-flying bird with its cargo swooping over the Vancouver institution, before capturing it with a trap.

Officer have recently noted smugglers had to go ‘old school’ with their methods, as law enforcement has increased their awareness of drones.

Mr Randall told Global News the mini backpack contained around 30 grams of crystal meth.

“It’s definitely scary with the fact that it was crystal meth that was found on the bird because that causes a whole lot of problems,” he explained.

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A British digital currency “later this decade”

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The Bank of England and Britain’s finance ministry think the UK is likely to need to create a central bank digital currency later this decade.

“On the basis of our work to date, the Bank of England and HM Treasury judge that it is likely a digital pound will be needed in the future,” the Telegraph quoted BoE Governor Andrew Bailey and finance minister Jeremy Hunt as saying in the joint report.

“It is too early to commit to build the infrastructure for one, but we are convinced that further preparatory work is justified,” the Telegraph quoted the report saying.

The BoE declined to comment on the Telegraph article, but said a joint consultation on CBDC issues would be published shortly.

A government source said the report would be published next week.

BoE Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe is due to give a speech on Tuesday to update the finance industry on the BoE’s CBDC work.

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Disney’s Drama

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What’s going on at Disney and why is the world’s largest entertainment company in trouble?

 
Dreams are a wish your heart makes, or at Disney, dreams are having a tough time of coming true.

After decades of turning children’s dreams into fantasies, the mouse-house is facing a crisis of leadership.

This Ticker Original looks at how the Walt Disney Company got here, and what happens next. #disney #bob iger

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The Tech Market Crash

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Since the Global Financial Crisis, tech companies have been riding high and making billions, so what happened?

 
It’s been a shocking year for tech companies. Riding high off the back of the pandemic, reality suddenly hit.

Across Silicon Valley, and spreading to Wall Street, the once darlings of the Nasdaq were suddenly hit hard.

So what happened, and where to from here?

This Ticker Original investigates. #snapchat #apple #tech stocks #nasdaq

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