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Toronto mayor meets with disgraced sprinter Ben Johnson | News Home | Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who has admitted to smoking crack cocaine, on Tuesday hosted the disgraced Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson at his city hall office, with some media reports saying Johnson had joined his re-election campaign.<p>A combination photo shows Mayor Rob Ford (L) of …

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Mayor Rob Ford announces two new supporters: Ben Johnson and a Trailer Park Boys actor

RIP Archie: Beloved Comic Book Character Dies In 'Life With Archie'

For many people, Archie Andrews remains firmly embedded in childhood, the star of endless comics surrounding love triangles, homework excuses and …

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10 fun ways to catch some rays as sunshine returns to Metro Vancouver

Western Canada

Troubled Mideast peace effort compounds U.S. policy woes in region | News Home | Reuters

WASHINGTON/RIYADH (Reuters) - Addressing the United Nations General Assembly in September, President Barack Obama declared the pursuit of Israeli-Palestinian peace one of the two main U.S. foreign policy priorities for his second term.<p>Israelis hold a sign depicting U.S. Secretary of State John …

Oscar Pistorius: The strange and dangerous world of the blade runner

Jonathon Gatehouse and Stephanie Findlay on the acclaimed Olympian who was just sentenced to five years in jail.<p><i>Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday</i> …

South Africa

Six ways to get more out of staff meetings

It's long, boring and it's going to make you late for your next appointment. "It" is the dreaded staff meeting – that gathering of co-workers designed to check in, catch up, and give that annoying guy from sales a chance to grandstand.<p>But it doesn't have to be that way, says business consultant …

Small Business

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Nothing is hack-proof: The guide to safer computing

Vaguely, I remember something the retired soldier said about bullet-proof vests. He said there was no such thing.<p>Myself and a half-dozen other journalists were at a war correspondent training course in a farm somewhere in Virginia, listening to a former British special forces member talk about …

Canada Revenue Agency has fired staff for privacy violations, committee hears

The Canada Revenue Agency has fired 14 employees and suspended another 18 over the past year for unauthorized access of computer files as the agency responds to criticism that it isn't doing enough to protect the privacy of Canadians.<p>News of the disciplinary action comes on the heels of a damning …

Mirtle: Maple Leafs still mystified by what went wrong

From the players' perspective, this has all been a lot to take in.<p>Eleven games ago, as they swung through typically tough California, the Toronto Maple Leafs had beaten one of the top teams in the league, the Los Angeles Kings, and had 80 points in just 68 games.<p>With less than a month left in the …

U.S. accuses Russian agents of stirring eastern Ukraine unrest | News Home | Reuters

WASHINGTON/LUHANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russian agents and special forces on Tuesday of stirring separatist unrest in eastern Ukraine, saying Moscow could be trying to prepare for military action as it had in Crimea.<p>People are reflected in a shop window …

Belugas belong in the deep blue sea, park commissioners say

Two park board commissioners say the Vancouver aquarium should not have whales or dolphins and the issue could end up on this fall's municipal election ballot – although the aquarium says the cetaceans inspire and inform the public and are treated very well.<p>The debate has resurfaced as the aquarium …

Whales

Nina Khrushcheva on what her grandpa Nikita would think of Putin

The granddaughter of the former leader of the Soviet Union on why this will all end in disaster<p>Nina Khrushcheva is the granddaughter of the former …

Russia

Microsoft is finally trying to be cool

The Globe and Mail's technology editor Shane Dingman looks at how ending support for Windows XP is also ending an era of the slow, bulky, not-so-cool Microsoft brand

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BREAKING NEWS: The Toronto Maple Leafs have been eliminated from the NHL playoffs after losing 3-0 to the Tampa Bay Lightning. What do you think went wrong with this year's team? http://cbc.sh/SHX88cg

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New ping signals spark confidence in Malaysia Airlines search | News Home | Reuters

SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Australian officials said on Wednesday two new “ping” signals had been detected in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, boosting confidence after more than a month of fruitless searching for the missing jetliner.<p>Makio Miyagawa (R), Japanese ambassador …

Get selected travel apps free via new Expedia app Media Lounge feature

If you do a lot of travelling and like your travel apps, you can now get some paid iPhone apps free of charge through a new Media Lounge feature in the Expedia app.<p>To access the offers, you need to download the free Expedia Hotels & Flights app, complete your traveller profile and then hit Extras …

Apple’s contributions to fight AIDS through (PRODUCT)RED have topped $70 million

Bono’s (Product)RED charity, which Apple contributes to by selling special red versions of iOS devices and accessories, today announced Apple’s contributions to the charity have reached $70 million. Back in September, the charity announced that Apple’s contributions had reached $65 million making …

New Steve Jobs email a treasure trove of information about Apple TV, Google ‘holy war,’ and behind-the-scenes strategy

A new email from Steve Jobs that was published during today’s Samsung lawsuit (via <i>The Verge</i>) has revealed a lot about Apple’s plans for its products in 2011 and beyond. As we’ve previously noted, Jobs referred to 2011 as a year of “holy war” against Google, but this document goes above that and …

Steve Jobs in 2010 on Apple TV’s future: Magic Wand, apps, Web browser

An interesting email chain between Steve Jobs and various Apple executives has surfaced via court records for the latest spat between Apple and Samsung. Our earlier article on the matter detailed some parts of the email in which Jobs revealed roadmap plans for 2011 and some of 2012. The discussions …

The confidential internal slides that show why Apple is making a bigger iPhone 6

<i>Apple internal slides</i><p>There has been no shortage of rumors that the iPhone 6 will have a big screen ranging from 4.7-inches to over 5 inches. But why is Apple doing this? They just changed the display size from 3.5-inches to 4-inches and another screen size increase could present a headache for …

‘Beating Apple is #1 priority, everything must be in context of beating Apple’ – internal Samsung docs

Documents revealed by the second Apple vs Samsung patent trial are not just giving us a peek behind the corporate curtains at 1 Infinite Loop, but also a glimpse into Samsung’s Seoul boardroom. A slide from a Samsung business forecast from 2011 shows the company viewing “beating Apple” as its …

Amazon updates Instant Video iOS app with iOS 7 inspired redesign

Amazon has just updated its Amazon Instant Video app, which provides access to its catalogue of over 40k movies and TV shows, with a redesign of the entire UI inspired by iOS 7.<p>Amazon isn’t listing any new features in the iTunes release notes other than bug fixes and stability improvements, but …