wilf

17 Flips | 2 Magazines | 1 Follower | @quested1 | Keep up with wilf on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “wilf”

Thomas Müller: Botched free kick was set play

Germany's Thomas Müller admitted that his bizarre stumble while running towards the ball for a free kick late in the World Cup last 16 match against …

Soccer

Siri May Get a Whole Lot Smarter, Very Soon

Apple's voice assistant Siri isn't exactly known for accuracy, but the company is reportedly looking to make her much smarter. And soon.<p>Apple is …

Quebec’s traditional Moving Day a feast for scavengers, scrap metal peddlers

Even though Martin Gregory wasn't one of the thousands of Montrealers swapping apartments on Tuesday, he was busy working his way through the city's sweltering streets.<p>For Gregory, who refers to himself as a "professional scavenger," Quebec's traditional Moving Day is potentially one of the most …

How I learned to love Canada

In the summer of 1964, I arrived in Canada from the American Midwest. I was 14 and a half. I knew nothing about this country, except that it had ice, snow, Mounties and a Queen. On maps, Canada was a large featureless blob that sat on top of the United States. Its main export was Arctic air.<p>Three …

Technology targets the bane of a traveller’s existence: roaming charges

<i>This series looks at technologies that will be game-changers for small business, particularly firms whose staffs are highly mobile and where travel is part of the game.</i><p>Though they didn't grow up in Canada, South African cousins Gregory Gundelfinger and Mathew Stein quickly came to understand the …

The Supreme Court is Harper’s real Opposition

Worried on this Canada Day that an overbearing government is trying to change the country too much? Bothered that civil liberties are being sacrificed, that the government is trying to impose a moral code, that big monied interests are being catered to at the expense of the disadvantaged?<p>If so, you …

Hillary Clinton is not the only presidency-bound pantsuit-wearing woman

You may have heard that there's a new memoir out by a wily blond politician, a woman who rocks a pantsuit and could well run for the U.S. presidency in 2016. This politician, who left a job as a law professor for the tactical battles of the Senate floor, lays out a progressive, populist agenda in …

Ukraine's forces attack rebel positions; Putin growls

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces struck at pro-Russian separatist bases in eastern regions with air and artillery strikes on Tuesday after President Petro Poroshenko announced he would not renew a ceasefire but go on the offensive to rid Ukraine of “parasites”.<p>An armed pro-Russian separatist …

Russia

Putting Canada on the map

Presenting a whole new way of looking at Canada and its people<p><i>For a different perspective on Canada,</i> Maclean’s <i>went to the maps. Drawing on a variety</i> …

Canada

The Greatest Prime Ministers Canada Never Had

Canada Day is a great time for political junkies to debate which prime minister made the biggest impact on the nation we love.<p>Pierre Trudeau? John A. …

Toronto-area Muslims working to change religion’s public perception

When she moved here eight years ago from Kuwait, Dina Kamal knew she would attract attention with her hijab. Ms. Kamal, now 30, says some people refused to talk to her and she felt watched, "like I'm coming from Mars," wherever she went.<p>"I felt like if people are already looking at me, what if I …

Missed it? It's a #CanadaDay2014 GIF! How the map of Canada has changed since 1867: http://t.co/YiUyxe36EM

The U.S. debate that Canada should be having about EDC

Export credit agencies around the world, including Canada’s EDC, are locked in a corporate welfare arms race. Why don’t we talk about that?<p>If …

CTV Vancouver: Over 90-kg cougar shot

• Discovery<br>• TSN<br>• CTV<br>• CTV National News<br>• CP24<br>• BNN<br>• RDS<br>• Bravo<br>• Discovery<br>• E!<br>• MTV<br>• Much<br>• TMN

MAPPED: Provincial crime sprees

We picked one type of crime for each province that was at least double the national average<p>Delving into the detailed crime statistics for each of the …

Why B.C. schools have a lot to celebrate

If you've been following the teachers' dispute in B.C., you've no doubt heard about the province's broken education system.<p>Mostly this has been caused by the big, bad Liberal government, which has, if you believe what you hear, slashed education funding to the bone. Almost daily we are treated to …

North Korean daughter of Japanese abductee could visit Japan this year

SEOUL (Reuters) - The North Korean daughter of a Japanese woman abducted by Pyongyang agents as a schoolgirl can visit Japan later this year, signaling a potential improvement in bilateral ties even as the two nations meet for talks in Beijing.<p>Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has long put …

North Korea