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Portfolio Visualizer

Backtest Portfolio<p>Backtest a portfolio asset allocation and compare historical and realized returns and risk characteristics against various lazy …

Top Gear

Geek out on how the Fiesta ST's new tech makes it a hot hatch hero...<p>13 May 2018<p>A heavyweight battle of the coupes as AMG's S-Class takes on …

Emerging Technology

Amazing one-handed mountain biking - MBR

No arm? No problem. A little innovation and a lot of motivation can take you a long way. Inspirational riding from Thomas, the shredder with only one …

5 TED Talks That Will Mold You Into A Competent Leader

Whether you’re a business owner or a leader of any kind, these 5 TED talks will inspire you to break free of old expectations and lead from a wiser, …

Leadership

Strategic alternatives search set to pick up in oil patch

When a company says it is evaluating strategic alternatives, it often means it is running out of options as a going concern and is putting itself on the auction block.<p>The dramatic drop in oil prices has already prompted some energy companies to hire financial advisers to help them take that big …

Why strategy is dead in the water

Rick Smith has an MBA, has worked as a strategy consultant and, as an entrepreneur, has set up several organizations, including World 50, which brings together the top senior executives in various fields to network. So he knows a lot about strategy. But these days, he believes strategy is dead.<p>He …

The five biggest mistakes leaders make with their staff

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>The clock was about to strike midnight as a few guests …

Apple Publishes The Top 10 Reasons They Reject Apps

Whether you’ve ever built an iOS app or not, you’ve probably heard tales of how frustrating it can be to get Apple’s stamp of approval.<p>But <i>why</i> does Apple reject apps? What are the big mistakes that most developers make?<p>In the first release of what looks to be something Apple intends to update …

2014 Hot 100 Excerpt

For almost 25 years SURFER’s Hot 100 has ranked, and predicted the fortunes of surfing’s next generation. Many of the Hot 100 alumni have gone on to …

‘You’ll double your money’: Top energy stock picks

The oil patch is back, baby.<p>After a couple of rough years for the Canadian energy sector, the year so far has seen a resurgence of interest in oil and gas companies. The energy sector is this year's top performer within the S&P/TSX composite index, up 13 per cent. Canadian oil exports to the United …

Investing

Strong energy sector in Calgary sets stage for action

CEOs in downtown Calgary have reason to exhale.<p>Energy stocks flew out of the gate this year and have notched a 12-per-cent gain, double that of the broader Canadian market. The rally is on the wings of the strongest natural gas prices in years and relative stability in heavy-oil price spreads a …

Gasfrac sets new date for meeting after investment by hedge fund

Gasfrac Energy Services Inc. has pushed back the date of its annual meeting in May to examine potential changes to its board of directors after an activist investor accumulated a large position.<p>Gasfrac, known for its unique oil and gas rock-fracturing technology, said the company is evaluating the …

Gold-medal skip Jennifer Jones’s five top tips for success

Jennifer Jones says that having a great day – like Olympic glory – is often a case of mind over matter. The skip of Canada's gold medal curling team was set to present an award at the Juno Awards over the weekend in her home province of Manitoba. Here, she shares the secrets to her success.<p><b>Get out</b> …

Time I

RACER X "Scarified" Cover / Li-sa-X (Japanese 8 year old girl)

Oilsands giant Suncor to appeal random drug test ruling

Suncor Energy will appeal an arbitration panel ruling that rejected the oilsand giant's application to randomly test its workers for drug and alcohol …

Drug Testing

The Star | Canada's largest daily

Delivered dailyThe Morning Headlines Newsletter<p>Subscribe<p>The Toronto Star and thestar.com, each property of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited, One Yonge …

Toronto

5 ways to build a killer mobile ad experience

As mobile adoption continues to accelerate, perhaps no topic has been more widely debated or examined than how to best monetize mobile apps.<p>In some ways, it’s funny that we’re still trying to develop a standardized mobile ad format that appeals to app developers, advertisers and of course …

You killed me at hello: 26% of car wrecks involve phones

Despite all the warnings about the dangers of talking or texting while driving, a new study suggests that the situation is getting progressively …

Why Office for iPad Took 4 Years to Get Here

Microsoft just unveiled Office for iPad. The move makes complete sense. The iPad, after all, is by far the strongest and most popular tablet platform …

Why iPhone 6 will be \’mother lode\’ of upgrades: ISI analyst

Artificial Intelligence startup Vicarious grabs $40M from Zuckerberg, Musk, Kutcher, & others

Vicarious, a company that produces artificial-intelligence technology, has closed a fresh $40 million round of funding today that includes a handful of notable investors like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla founder Elon Musk, and actor/investor Ashton Kutcher.<p>Vicarious’ tech focuses on …

Designing a Recurring Revenue Model Will Help Attract Capital

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.</i><p>One of the first things that a venture capitalist looks for in assessing an investment opportunity is the revenue model of the business. More specifically, …

Six principles to guide your hiring

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>As a leader, my job comes down to one thing: choosing the …

Landscapes and Cityscapes in a 360-Degree View That Stretch the Usual Norms of Perspective

Randy Scott Slavin‘s photography portrays landscapes as well as cityscapes in a 360 degree view, a perspective more akin to the human eye than a two …

In Colorado referendum, fracking faces 'catastrophe'

America's oil and natural gas revolution is running into new public opposition to hydraulic fracturing that could slow development unless the industry gets a better handle on the environmental challenges.<p>The battle is currently focused on Colorado, where activists are attempting to have a …

Oil & Gas Industry

How to Measure the ROI from Your Ongoing SEO Efforts

A conversion can be a completed sign up to your email newsletter, which is considered a goal completion in Google Analytics, that will lead to revenue in the future or a purchase directly from your website.<p>The Multi-Channel Funnels report in Google Analytics is extremely helpful at visualizing …

L.A. flash flood warning sent out as text message alert

A flash flood warning was issued about 7:15 p.m. Friday for central Los Angeles County as a band of heavy rain centered over the region.<p>Rain was falling as fast as 1 inch per hour from Sunland-Tujunga to Beverly Hills. Urban flash flooding could occur through the 8 p.m. hour. Lightning was reported …

Weather

Introduction to Oil and Gas Industry

Uncovering the oil and gas industry<p>Considered to be the biggest sector in the world in terms of dollar value, the oil and gas industry is a global …

Oil & Gas Industry

Your smartphone's WiFi hotspot might double as a disaster rescue beacon

When disasters strike, communication services tend to go down; you can't simply call for help or share your location online. However, engineers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology have found a way to use a smartphone as a rescue beacon when there aren't any available …