16.10.2017

Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano: Who was the African author whose autobiography exposed the ...

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, the African was published in 1789 (the second part of its title alluding to Equiano's slave name) and immediately became a sensation. The work played a huge role in alerting ...
16.10.2017

John Dunsworth

John Dunsworth, actor best known as Mr. Lahey on Trailer Park Boys, dead at 71

John Dunsworth, a Nova Scotia actor best known as the irreverent trailer park supervisor Jim Lahey, has died at the age of 71. Dunsworth played Mr. Lahey on Trailer Park Boys, and is also known for his portrayal of Dave Teagues in the series Haven.
16.10.2017

#metoo

Tons of Celebrities Are Joining Alyssa Milano's 'Me Too' Protest Against ...

A growing number of celebrities are joining Alyssa Milano's "Me Too" protest, which started after the actress urged women to show "the magnitude" of sexual assault or harassment. On Sunday, Milano tweeted a note that read: "Suggested by a friend: If ...
16.10.2017

LinkedIn

LinkedIn to further monetize with video ads

LinkedIn is rolling out video ads, which will be displayed as standalone posts, as opposed to pre-roll or mid-roll ads, with a “Promoted” label, Recode reports. Video ads will auto-play without sound, and are currently only being tested on mobile.
16.10.2017

Canada Post

Canada Post Foundation supports Super Saturdays

One Saturday a month children aged 7-12 enjoy a fun filled day of activities they might not otherwise get the chance to experience, as part of the CMHA [Canadian Mental Health Association] Super Saturday program. Developed in Vernon two years ago, the ...
16.10.2017

Calgary election

'Every vote counts': Voters line up to cast ballots as election day gets underway

The line up to vote at the City Hall polling station stretched around the atrium as Calgarian waited to cast their ballots in the municipal election on Monday October 16, 2017. Gavin Young/Postmedia Postmedia Calgary Gavin Young, Calgary Herald Gavin ...
16.10.2017

Office 365

Foliateam lance son offre Sky, de téléphonie illimitée sur Office 365 ...

Concrètement, cette offre Cloud PBX (rebaptisée Phone System d'Office 365) de nouvelle génération permet de remplacer les systèmes téléphoniques classiques en ajoutant de base un ensemble de fonctionnalités avancées de collaboration en tous lieux ...
16.10.2017

Bombardier

Europe's Airbus to buy majority stake in Bombardier CSeries program

European aircraft giant Airbus Group is buying a majority stake in Bombardier's CSeries program. The two aircraft manufacturers announced the partnership Monday evening, weeks after the United States announced 300 per cent preliminary duties on ...
16.10.2017

drive

Teaching autonomous vehicles to drive like (some) humans

And if it means I can fly home at night in winter and get safely shuttled to my house an hour-plus away — and not have to endure a typical white-knuckle drive in the dark with torrential rain and blinding spray from 18-wheelers on Interstate 84 ...
16.10.2017

Docs

Korean Audiences Line Up for More Political Docs

While the Busan festival is still feeling the political repercussions of its decision to screen “The Truth Shall Not Sink With the Sewol,” the controversial documentary about the capsizing of Sewol ferry in 2014 that was critical of the government, the ...
16.10.2017

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran hurt himself cycling

The singer famously quit Twitter after being frustrated by trolls sending mean tweets, but has remained active on his Instagram account. Related: Ed Sheeran temporarily quits Twitter after 'Game of Thrones' scorn. Sheeran is currently scheduled ...
16.10.2017

Colin Kaepernick

Will Colin Kaepernick's collusion case win him a place back in the NFL?

Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance under the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement, a further escalation in his tense relationship with the league that began with his refusal to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of the ...
16.10.2017

UPS

UPS To Release 3rd Quarter Results On Thursday, October 26, 2017

ATLANTA, Oct. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) will announce its 2017 third-quarter results on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at approximately 7:45 a.m. Eastern Time. At 8:30 a.m. ET, UPS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David Abney and ...
17.10.2017

District 31

«District 31» : le destin de Nadine est bouclé (SPOILER)

Les dés sont jetés, le destin de Nadine Legrand (Magalie Lépine-Blondeau), visage principal de District 31 depuis le début de la série, est bouclé. Après avoir survécu à l'assaut de son ex-ami de cœur, qui s'est finalement enlevé la vie devant elle ...
16.10.2017

Black Panther

New 'Black Panther' trailer wows Marvel fans

If the new trailer is any indication, Marvel Studios' “Black Panther” is set to take comic book fans in an entirely new direction. According to the official synopsis, the upcoming film follows T'Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of ...
16.10.2017

Chris Brown

Chris Brown Is Really Going Through With His 45-Song Album

On October 31, Chris Brown will release his new album Heartbreak on a Full Moon. It's 45 songs long. Last we'd heard last spring, the LP would come in at an already unreasonable 40 songs. The release of the tracklist and the iTunes pre-order page ...
16.10.2017

Blackboard

Blackboard Receives Multiple Honors in Annual Readers' Choice Awards from ...

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc., a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, was named a winner in multiple categories of the 2017 Campus Technology Readers' Choice Awards.
16.10.2017

slides

The political challanges facing Big Tech, in 3 slides

Now notice that the above slide features not one bit of good news for Big Tech. Of course if there were nothing but green dots, tech lobbyists wouldn't be so necessary. (Indeed, the industry is spending record sums on lobbying, at least for the tech ...
16.10.2017

Edmonton election

Voting in Edmonton election off to a slow start

Election day in Edmonton got off to a slow start Monday with quiet voting stations across the city. In a northeast Edmonton gymnasium around noon, Muna Ahmed voted in Ward 4. At the time, she was one of only four voters in the Kirkness School gym.
16.10.2017

Portugal

Portugal and Spain wildfires kill at least 39 people

Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa declared a public emergency Monday, describing the fires as "devastating." He announced that all necessary means would be mobilized to fight the blazes. This has been a "dramatic year," he said, and promised ...