Daily Archives: June 12, 2017

Visionary behind U.S. Open course now sits in jail for murder

The man who first imagined the grassy Wisconsin cattle farm as a potential piece of the U.S. Open’s hallowed history will see that vision come to life this week. Steve Trattner will be watching on TV from his prison cell, 40 miles away from Erin Hills. Trattner, 55, is the one-time software programmer whose passion for golf led him to ...

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Climate change researchers cancel expedition because of climate change

A team of scientists had to abandon an expedition through Hudson Bay because of hazardous ice conditions off the coast of Newfoundland caused by climate change. About 40 scientists from five Canadian universities were scheduled to use the icebreaker CCGS Amundsen for the first leg of a 133-day expedition across the Arctic. It’s part of a $17-million, four-year project led by the University ...

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'Déjà vu' for First Nations women, as Ottawa seeks more time to rid Indian Act of sexism

​As the federal government seeks more time to remove gender-based discrimination from the Indian Act, some First Nations women say they’ve waited long enough. “We’re talking about a core fundamental human right, which is the right to equality,” said Pam Palmater, a Mi’kmaq lawyer and member of the Eel River Bar First Nation. “They have no choice but to fix it.” ...

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Government to speed up permit processing for foreign high-skilled workers

New federal government initiatives promise to make it easier and faster for companies to bring high-skilled, temporary workers to Canada. The Global Talent Stream, part of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, is available to employers who meet one of two criteria. Employers that can demonstrate a need for foreign workers with specific skills in order to grow their business can be referred ...

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E3 2017: Microsoft announces high-end Xbox One X console for $599

Microsoft announced a new, high-end Xbox console this weekend to kick off the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, along with a slate of new and upcoming games for the coming year. The Xbox One X, previously referred to as Project Scorpio, is a more powerful version of the current Xbox One gaming console. The new release purports to play all of ...

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