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‘Steady hiring climate’ expected locally in 2018: survey

Far more of Waterloo Region’s employers expect to be hiring over the next few months than firing. A new survey released by ManpowerGroup shows that 27 per cent of surveyed local companies anticipate hiring new workers between January and March, while three per cent expect to make cutbacks. Sixty-five per cent of employers said they plan to stick with their current staffing levels, while five per cent said they were unsure of their plans. According to ManpowerGroup, the results show more businesses planning to higher than in the fall, butRead More

Appointment of a Quebec Supreme Court chief justice follows tradition

The appointment of a Quebecer as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada follows a tradition of alternating between a Quebecer and someone from the rest of Canada. Richard Wagner was named to the post Tuesday, despite some concern among judicial circles that a Quebecer would not be named. The tradition is to alternate between a civil code jurist from Quebec and a common-law one for another province or territory. Wagner is a French Quebecer who is also fluently bilingual. Because he is 60 years old, he could serveRead More

Jeff Horn wants to show Pacquiao win was no fluke

BRISBANE, Australia — Jeff Horn’s reward for a successful first title defence since a contentious win over Manny Pacquiao could be a bout with Terence Crawford. A failure could send him back into boxing obscurity. Horn wants to use his WBO welterweight title defence against Gary Corcoran on Wednesday to dispel any notion that he got a hometown decision against Pacquiao in Brisbane last July. If he gets his way, it could set him up for a big 2018. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum attended Tuesday’s weigh-in and said aRead More

Lyft arrives in Toronto, marking its first expansion outside U.S.

TORONTO — Ride-hailing service Lyft will be available in Toronto starting today. Torontonians can download the Lyft app to being ordering rides in the city. The company’s arrival in Toronto marks the first time it has expanded outside the US. Lyft said in a November blog post that it had been looking at growing internationally for some time. The move comes five years after the Toronto launch of Lyft’s rival Uber sparked protests by taxi drivers. Toronto city council introduced rules to allow Uber to operate legally last year. SourceRead More

Q&A: Can a museum sell its art to stay in business?

BOSTON — The intensifying legal tussle over whether a struggling Massachusetts museum should be allowed to auction 40 works of art, including two by Norman Rockwell, has raised questions about when — if ever — it’s appropriate to unload the collection. A look at the arguments for and against, and why the case against the Berkshire Museum has aroused such anger: —— WHY IS THE MUSEUM SELLING THE ART? In simple terms, the Pittsfield museum says it needs to sell the art for its very survival. The museum, founded inRead More

Franken and Franks resign as misconduct charges batter Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken announced his resignation on Thursday after facing a series of sexual misconduct allegations, and Republican Representative Trent Franks also said he was stepping down as he too was hit with ethics charges. Franken, buffeted for weeks by sexual harassment charges and under pressure from party colleagues, said on the Senate floor he would leave in a few weeks, although he denied some of the allegations against him and questioned others. The 66-year-old former comedian from Minnesota had been seen as a risingRead More

EU urges internet companies to do more to remove extremist content

(Reuters) – Internet groups such as Facebook (FB.O), Google’s YouTube (GOOGL.O) and Twitter (TWTR.N) need to do more to stem the proliferation of extremist content on their platforms, the European Commission said after a meeting on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO – A picture illustration shows a Facebook logo reflected in a person’s eye, in Zenica, March 13, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Social media companies have significantly boosted their resources to take down violent and extremist content as soon as possible in response to growing political pressure from European governments, particularly those hitRead More

Statistics Canada says trade deficit narrows to $1.5 billion in October

The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:18AM EST Last Updated Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:19AM EST OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the country’s merchandise trade deficit narrowed to $1.5 billion in October as exports improved and imports took a step back. The agency says the shortfall was less than half the $3.4-billion deficit in September. Economists had expected a deficit of $2.7 billion, according to Thomson Reuters. Exports increased 2.7 per cent to $44.5 billion in October, following four consecutive monthly declines, as gains were made in nineRead More

Facebook launches parent-controlled Messenger app for kids – Technology & Science

The Associated Press Facebook has launched the messaging app for children under 13, who can’t yet have their own accounts under Facebook’s rules, though they often do. (Facebook/Associated Press) Facebook has launched a messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents. The free app is aimed at under-13s, who can’t yet have their own accounts under Facebook’s rules, though they often do. It was introduced Monday in the U.S. as an app for Apple devices — the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Versions for Android and Amazon’s tabletsRead More