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Alex Anthopoulos: The Canadian who rebuilt the Blue Jays

With news this morning that the Jays GM is leaving, here’s our interview from back at the start of playoff ball<p>News this morning that Alex …

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Migrants fall through the cracks in Austria's asylum system

TRAISKIRCHEN, Austria (Reuters) - After fleeing civil war, surviving a perilous sea crossing and trudging through several countries, Syrian refugees think they will receive basic food, shelter and fair treatment when they reach Austria. Most are right, but some tell a different tale.<p>Omar, a …

Palestinians set fire to Jewish shrine; Israeli soldier stabbed

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinians set fire to a Jewish shrine in the occupied West Bank, and an attacker disguised as a journalist stabbed an Israeli soldier on Friday as tensions ran high after more than two weeks of violence.<p>A Palestinian (R) posing as a journalist runs after a wounded Israeli …

Turkmenistan strongly denies 'incidents' at Afghan border

ASHGABAT (Reuters) - Turkmenistan has registered no incidents at its border with Afghanistan, the Central Asian state’s government said on Friday, denouncing as untrue a remark by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.<p>The strongly worded statement came ahead of a meeting of ex-Soviet nations to …

Turkey's Erdogan and Obama discuss cooperation on Syria

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Barack Obama discussed on the phone strengthening cooperation against Islamic State militants and what could be done about Russian military activities in Syria, Erdogan’s office said on Friday.<p>Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan …

ISIS fighter from Ottawa appears in video threatening Canada with attacks ‘where it hurts you the most’

ISIS attempted to incite further attacks against Canadians on Sunday, issuing a propaganda video in which an Ottawa extremist scolded the government …

Giant Blast Shuts Down Starburst Galaxy

Starstruck<p>Astronomers spot gas bursts that may disrupt star formation.<p>For the first time, astronomers have spotted a critical moment in the life of galaxies: high-speed eruptions of gas that may halt the birth of stars.<p>Galaxies, such as our own Milky Way, are vast islands of stars littering space. …

China's Expanding Middle Class Fuels Poaching, Decadence in Myanmar

In Focus<p>In the remote jungle city of Mong La, endangered animals are sold as aphrodisiacs, traditional medicines, and gastronomic delicacies.<p>MONG LA, Myanmar—In this gaudy mecca of eroticism and greed on the eastern border with China, the cuisine isn't for the squeamish: Many items on the menu, …

NASA's Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Has Awakened

Launched in 2006, New Horizons will awaken this weekend and approach Pluto in the spring and summer of 2015.<p><b>Update, January 29:</b> The countdown to New Horizon's approach is officially on, with the craft already taking pictures for its closest approach in July. There's a counter on NASA's page if you …

Video game pioneer Ralph Baer dies aged 92

It's a sad day for gamers: Ralph Baer, one of the cornerstones of the early video game industry, has died at 92. Details of his passing aren't immediately available, but there's no question that gaming would be very different without him. He co-developed what would become the first home game …

Oil price drop threatens to reduce revenues at Canada's top banks

Oil prices that reached a five-year low on Friday are starting to take a bite out of profits at TD Bank and are raising concerns for the rest of the …

The dark side of Canada's renovation boom

Canadians spend billions a year on renovations. But our love affair with fix-ups has put households—and the economy—at risk.<p>The hit Canadian TV show</i> …

Controversy brewing in New Brunswick after new beer sale policy introduced

A new policy requiring some breweries in New Brunswick to sell a minimum amount of beer in provincially-run liquor stores has ignited a backlash with one national group representing small businesses calling it excessive.<p>A brewery that wants to sell its product on premises to the public for off-site …

Israel says Hamas will pay heavy price for more attacks

JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - Israel will go on fighting Hamas in the Gaza Strip even after the army completes its core mission of destroying the cross-border tunnels used by Palestinian militants to attack its territory, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday.<p>Palestinians wheel a woman, …

Zappos Killed the Job Posting – Should You?

Zappos is often out in front of new and unusual HR policies. It originated the “pay employees to quit” policy adopted by Amazon.com. And now, Zappos will abandon job postings, according to Stacy Donovan Zapar, Zappos’ Social Recruiting and Employer Branding Strategist. The “abandon job postings” …

Google’s Strategy vs. Glass’s Potential

When professor Tom Eisenmann first taught his newly released case on Google Glass at Harvard Business School, he asked his students which of three scenarios was most plausible: that Glass would catch on first in the enterprise setting, followed by gradual consumer acceptance; that adoption would be …

The Price of Wall Street’s Power

Artwork: Hubert Blanz, Four Elevators, 060, 2006, black-and-white baryta print on aluminum, 80 x 199 cm<p>Boeing’s launch of the 787 was marred by massive cost overruns and battery fires. Any product can have technical problems, but the striking thing about the 787’s is that they stemmed from exactly …

Why Bitcoin Entrepreneurs Are Begging for More Regulation

The IRS took a stand yesterday on Bitcoin, declaring that it would treat the digital currency as property, not currency, for tax purposes. “The Internal Revenue Service may have just taken some of the fun out of Bitcoin,” declared The New York Times. Yet, in the minds of many Bitcoin proponents, …

The Multitrillion-Dollar Opportunity Open to Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Humanity is facing new, enormous pressures that threaten our ability to create a thriving global economy. Two mega challenges in particular -- extreme weather (driven by climate change) and intense pressure on resources -- are raising the …

15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer

Job-offer negotiations are rarely easy. Consider three typical scenarios:<p>You’re in a third-round interview for a job at a company you like, but a firm you admire even more just invited you in. Suddenly the first hiring manager cuts to the chase: “As you know, we’re considering many candidates. We …

The Case for Team Diversity Gets Even Better

We know intuitively that innovation goals are well served by cross-functional “SWAT” teams that are diverse in their membership. As Andy Zynga argued in an earlier post, diversity is a means to overcome the cognitive biases that prevent people from seeing new approaches or engaging them when found. …

Midsize Companies Must Prioritize Ruthlessly

The world is littered with the hollowed-out shells of firms that tried to do too much and spent too big trying to grow too fast. Many of those firms were midsize companies; they didn’t have the resources of the big firms to sustain setbacks, nor were they scrappy like most small companies, making …

You’ve Made A Mistake. Now What?

Anyone who has worked in an office for more than a day has made a mistake. While most people accept that slip-ups are unavoidable, no one likes to be responsible for them. The good news is that mistakes, even big ones, don’t have to leave a permanent mark on your career. In fact, most contribute to …

With mail dying, Canada Post bets its future on e-commerce

The giant jumble of items in the oversized-package sorting area at Canada Post's Pacific Processing Centre at Vancouver International Airport includes a large box of fortune cookies destined for Calgary, a motorcycle tire on its way to Victoria, a trapezoidal box from Beijing and a massage table …

This is nuts, oh and by the way Mark Zuckerberg is Lex Luthor

2014-03-25T23:28:57.000Z<p>By: Joseph Cotterill<p>Virtual reality is more Mister Mxyzptlk’s department, and $2bn is not quite This is nuts territory.<p>But …