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Under the Skin and The Other Woman: DVD reviews

July 24, 2014

Jonathan Glazer’s cerebral sci-fi drama stars Scarlett Johansson as a creature not of this Earth. She travels here, landing in Scotland, and adopts human guise with the intention of harvesting men for food. Using sexual attraction she barely understands, she lures aroused males into her white van and drives them to her lair, where...
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Canadian Businesses Leverage the IoT Advantage for Growth and Profitability

July 24, 2014

Canadian Businesses Leverage the IoT Advantage for Growth and Profitability The recentlly released TELUS/IDC Internet of Things Study 2014 shares further insights on the adoption of IoT across various industries, based on a study conducted on Canada's 209 small and medium businesses. The study was conducted by International … Read more on PCC Mobile Broadband...
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Disciplinary measures against Canadian prison guards skyrockets

July 24, 2014

Correctional Service Canada prison guards have seen a sharp rise in punishment meted out against them over the past five years, documents obtained by the Star reveal. Overall, the number of penalties received by guards working in this country’s 43 federal institutions soared from 47 in 2009-2010 to 337 in 2012-13. The numbers dropped...
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Facebook revenue, profit top estimates

July 23, 2014

Facebook Inc.’s revenue surged 61 per cent in the second quarter, fueled by mobile advertising, sending the stock up in extended trading past its all-time closing high. Sales rose to $ 2.91 billion (U.S.) for the period from $ 1.81 billion a year earlier, topping the average analyst estimate of $ 2.81 billion, according...
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Carol Wilding to leave Toronto board of trade

July 23, 2014

A vocal advocate for better public transit and a sometimes outspoken critic of the City of Toronto’s political leadership, Carol Wilding is leaving the Toronto Region Board of Trade after more than seven years as president and chief executive officer. Board chairman Beth Wilson announced the move in a letter to members Tuesday. Wilding...
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IMF snips US 2014 growth forecast to 1.7%

July 23, 2014

IMF snips US 2014 growth forecast to 1.7% The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday said it expects the US economy to grow even more slowly this year than it predicted a month ago due to weakness in the first quarter. The IMF said the world's largest economy should grow 1.7% in 2014, … Read...
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Reports of the death of cheques may be premature

July 23, 2014

Many feared that the final nail in the coffin for the cheque came when the federal government announced plans to phase them out for Canada Pension Plan payments and tax refunds by April 2016. After that it will be direct deposit only. But reports of the death of this ancient banking device, a form...
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Midterm Calculus: Why Democrats Now Have a Shot in Georgia

July 23, 2014

Photo Credit Mark Pernice In 2005 and 2006, two moderate Democratic candidates, Jim Webb and Tim Kaine, won in Virginia with large margins in the Washington suburbs. Their victories demonstrated that there was a new path to victory for Democrats, one that did not depend on winning Southern conservative Democrats, the way Mark Warner...
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Accused in Calgary’s worst mass murder makes first court appearance

July 22, 2014

CALGARY—A man accused in Calgary’s worst mass murder is to undergo a psychiatric assessment to determine whether he can be found criminally responsible if convicted. Matthew de Grood was charged in April with first-degree murder in the stabbing deaths of five young people at an end-of-school house party near the University of Calgary campus....
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Orange is too cool for Michigan prison wear

July 22, 2014

SAGINAW, MICH.—A Michigan sheriff says he’s trading orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes as the new attire for his jail inmates in part due to pop culture. Federspiel says “some people think it’s cool to look like an inmate of the Saginaw County Jail with wearing all orange jumpsuits out at the mall or in...
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