Daily Archives: April 10, 2018

Stephen Harper criticized for congratulating Hungary's Orban following anti-immigrant campaign

Former prime minister Stephen Harper is being criticized for congratulating Hungary’s Viktor Orban on his election victory, despite the concerns of international observers who say the campaign was tainted by hostile anti-immigrant rhetoric. Harper tweeted his congratulations to Orban Monday evening after the Hungarian prime minister and his Fidesz party cruised to a third consecutive mandate, securing a two-thirds majority in Sunday’s ...

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'Army' of 100 Zuckerberg cutouts protests Facebook CEO on Capitol Hill

While Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify before the Senate, 100 cardboard cutouts of the Facebook founder and CEO stand outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.  (Avaaz) As Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg testified on Capitol Hill for the first time, an unnerving sight greeted visitors outside: an “army” of 100 life-sized cutouts of the CEO. The display ...

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Why Rugby Canada is taking a hit for raising registration fees

Rugby Canada is facing criticism for raising registration fees and proposing to use the proceeds solely to fund the men’s national team. Last weekend, the sport’s national governing body announced the fee increase in a news release, stating the entirety of the funds — around $450,000 — would be used to help the men’s national rugby 15s team attempt to qualify for the upcoming 2019 Rugby ...

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Trumps, Trudeaus, Obamas not invited to wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

U.S. President Donald Trump, his predecessor Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Theresa May have not been invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, royal and British government sources said on Tuesday. Neither has Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “While the prime minister and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau will not be attending the wedding, we congratulate Prince Harry and Ms. ...

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Damian Lewis to play Rob Ford in new film, but casting choice for reporter raising eyebrows

News that Damian Lewis, the star of Billions and Homeland, is set to portray the late Toronto mayor Rob Ford in a film called Run This Town, made headlines Tuesday, but that isn’t the only casting choice raising eyebrows. Robyn Doolittle, who now works at the Globe and Mail, was the female reporter behind many of the biggest headlines about the former mayor, ...

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Trump harsh but unclear on 'price' Syria will pay for chemical attack

As U.S. President Donald Trump ponders military action in Syria following a suspected chemical attack on the weekend, there are fresh questions about what a possible strike would achieve. Around this time last year, Trump was praised by some of his allies — including Britain, Saudi Arabia and Turkey — for taking a hard line against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad by ordering ...

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TSMC is about to become the world’s most advanced chipmaker

MORRIS CHANG is preparing for retirement. After 30 years in the role, the founder of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the island’s largest firm, will step down as chairman in June. He will hand the reins over to the current co-CEOs, C.C. Wei and Mark Liu, the former becoming sole CEO and the latter chairman. Later that month the company ...

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U of A hires top American researcher, on condition daughter and her husband get jobs too

The University of Alberta recruited star American nanotechnology researcher Carlo Montemagno in 2012 by agreeing to his condition that it hire his daughter and son-in-law to work in his laboratory — in addition to his $500,000 a year salary. Documents obtained through freedom of information by CBC News show the university offered jobs to Jeff and Melissa Germain, for which the ...

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