Opening night opera at Elora Festival was bold and beautiful

Opening Night Opera Gala From left, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Danika Loren, Samuel Chan and Andrew Haji with the Elora Festival Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Judith Yan.  (John Terauds) Elora Festival Singers and Orchestra. Judith Yan, conductor. Gambrel Barn, Elora. July 13. ELORA, ONT.—On Friday night, this picturesque southwestern Ontario town was filled with the sounds of…

Violent protests in Chicago after man shot dead by police

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The fatal police shooting of a black man by Chicago police led to violent clashes on Saturday and more peaceful protests on Sunday, the latest in a string of U.S. police killings that have at times sparked nationwide protests. Officers armed with batons squared off against about 150 protesters shouting “murderers” and…

Syrian forces widen south west offensive, some rebels leave for north

AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian government forces widened their offensive in the country’s southwest on Sunday to Quneitra province, a region adjoining the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a war monitor and rebel sources said. Fire from fighting is seen from Quneitra, Syria July 15, 2018. REUTERS/Alaa al Faqir Government forces, backed by the Russian military, have captured…

How to Build a Wardrobe for Your First Job After College

Once college is over, the possibilities are endless… but the money in your bank account may not be. When you’re diving straight into the job market from campus life, you may quickly realize you don’t have enough professional clothes to carry you through your first job. Fortunately, you don’t have to break the bank to…

Netflix subscriber growth faces new test after $46-billion rally

By Jeran WittensteinBloombergKamaron Leach Fri., July 13, 2018 Netflix Inc. will get a chance Monday to validate the more than US$ 40 billion added to its market value since the company’s blowout earnings report in April. The main question hanging over Netflix’s second-quarter results — much like the first — is whether the company can…

President Trump says European Union is a ‘foe’ of the United States

President Trump has said he considers the European Union a “foe” of the United States.   He made the comment after CBS News’ Jeff Glor asked him in an interview: “Who is your biggest competitor? Your biggest foe globally right now?”  “Well I think we have a lot of foes,” Trump responded. “I think the European Union is a…