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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 …

Review: Peter Bergen’s United States of Jihad and Mark Bourrie’s The Killing Game explore why some people turn to terrorism

<b>United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists</b><p><i>By Peter Bergen</i><p><i>Crown, 387 pages, $36</i><p><b>The Killing Game: Martyrdom, Murder and the Lure of ISIS</b><p><i>By Mark Bourrie</i><p><i>Patrick Crean Editions, 273 pages, $32.99</i><p>It seems at first the very height of hyperbole to entitle a book <i>United States of</i> …

North Africa

Palestinians set fire to Jewish shrine; Israeli soldier stabbed | News Home | Reuters

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 …

Israel
North Africa
North Africa

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

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. How …

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

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, including …

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 …

Oil

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> …

Canadian Real Estate

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

U.S. town with Canadian connection celebrates Canadian Days

A little more than 500 kilometres south of the Canadian border is a town that really embraces its name and identity – Little Canada.<p>The Minneapolis …

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 …

Entrepreneurship

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 …

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 …