Daily Archives: April 19, 2018

How 'Free the Beer' ruling could impact the B.C.-Alberta pipeline war

The Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling in one man’s battle to bring cheap Quebec beer across the border to his New Brunswick home could end up having implications in the pipeline war between Alberta and B.C.  In a unanimous decision, Canada’s highest court rejected the “Free the Beer” case as it’s become known, upholding the right of a province to impose provincial trade ...

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'People refer to us as Switzerland': King of Swaziland changes country's name

Swaziland’s King Mswati III, Africa’s last absolute monarch, said Thursday he was officially renaming the country as the Kingdom of eSwatini. He announced the change to eSwatini, meaning “land of the Swazis,” in the local Swati language at Golden Jubilee celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Swazi independence and of his 50th birthday. The king has referred to the “Kingdom ...

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Sir Martin Sorrell leaves WPP in a sorry state

DURING his spectacular rise from London beancounter to the globe-trotting boss of WPP, the advertising powerhouse he created out of a backstreet wire-basket and trolley company, Sir Martin Sorrell was rarely sentimental. The man who helped turn a ramshackle but chic industry into a global force poached accounts mercilessly and often pitted his own firms against each other in the ...

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Wine industry, business groups disappointed by Supreme Court's interprovincial beer ruling

Business groups and free-market advocates are expressing disappointment with Thursday’s ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada that dealt a blow to those who want to see interprovincial trade barriers knocked down. The top court’s decision upheld a provincial restriction on how much alcohol people are allowed to bring across provincial borders. Corinne Pohlmann, senior vice president for national affairs at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, ...

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Apple is fixing the most jarring thing about iPhones

File photo: A attendee uses a new iPhone X during a presentation for the media in Beijing, China October 31, 2017. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter) Apple has been awarded a new patent that aims at optimizing your iPhone screen brightness for viewing content in dark environments. The patent, called “Luminescence Shock Avoidance in Display Devices,” describes how the iPhone can automatically adjust ...

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