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FARRIES: Syrian chocolatiers open doors to new factory in Antigonish

Antigonish hearts its sweet, Syrian, chocolate-making family.When the Hadhads, who arrived in Canada 18 months ago, opened the doors Saturday to their new candy factory on Cloverdale Road just outside the university town, cars overflowed the parking lot and straddled the kilometre-long gravel driveway. More than 800 people arrived, through the afternoon and into the evening, long after the ribbon was cut, the speeches made and the crowd treated to delicious bites of chocolate.“It was...

7 things you didn’t know about Cadbury chocolate

We went to the lab to uncover their secrets GettyWhen I was invited to visit the innovation lab of the Cadbury factory in Birmingham, I half expected to find chocolate waterfalls, sweets hanging from glistening trees, and Oompa Loompas scurrying around with clipboards.But rather than being full of technical machines and lickable wallpaper, the innovation room at Cadbury HQ was simply a room, with a seating area, a large counter-top and a load of...

Colorado Springs stores offer sweet blasts from the past for Halloween

Have a hankerin' for some sweet nostalgia this Halloween? Think popcorn balls, red and black licorice, bubblegum cigarettes, Big Hunk candy bars, Pop Rocks, Hot Tamales and vintage sodas. You won't need a time machine to find places that sell these old-fashioned treats, candies and sodas. Grab your wallet and get ready for a blast from the past that will be perfect for trick-or-treaters or to pair with an adult beverage for a spooky party.Cole's Gourmet Popcorn & TreatsCindy and Tom Cole...

Google: We don't have a quantum computer yet, but we have a compiler

It's quantum, it's open source, it's on GitHub. Did we miss anything?Google and rival Rigetti Computing have co-published what you could think of as an open source quantum compiler.OpenFermion, available here, is more formally described by the Chocolate Factory as a “platform for translating problems in chemistry and materials science into quantum circuits that can be executed on existing platforms”.Since there isn't a quantum machine to run OpenFermion problems yet, the target environments...