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In harm's way: Why war correspondents take risks and how they cope

theglobeandmail.com — The death of journalist James Foley - beheaded by Islamic State militants in Syria - is the worst-case scenario. But war correspondents know the risks in the field. So why do what they do? They might just be hard-wired for the bang-bang, writes neuropsychiatrist and trauma expert Anthony Feinstein

Kinsella serves libel notice against John Tory strategist

By Ann Hui
theglobeandmail.com — Warren Kinsella, the political strategist who until this week was actively working on Olivia Chow's mayoral bid, has taken legal action against John Tory strategist Nick Kouvalis, serving him with a notice of libel. Mr. Kinsella, through his lawyer David Shiller, used Twitter to serve Mr. Kouvalis on Friday, linking to the libel notice through a Tweet.
Aug 29, 2014

House of Darts: Kinsella serves libel notice against John Tory strategist via @globeandmail m.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/k…

Aug 29, 2014

““Nothing that has been said by either Olivia’s campaign or Mr. Kinsella supports that conclusion.”” theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/k…

Aug 29, 2014

Full story: Warren Kinsella serves libel notice against John Tory strategist Nick Kouvalis: bit.ly/1qo7GJc #topoli

Why Toronto is still a streetcar city

theglobeandmail.com — Toronto has its own version of the two solitudes, and it revolves around streetcars. Depending on whom you ask, the transit vehicles can be "sexy" or "ugly." To some they're "obsolete technology," others call them "forward-thinking." They're a "tourism gimmick" or a "remarkably efficient way of moving people."
Aug 29, 2014

Here's a great weekend read from @moore_oliver on why Toronto still has streetcars, and why that's a great thing theglobeandmail.com//news/toronto/…

Aug 29, 2014

Where patio patrons cheer the sight of new tramway cars. Why Toronto's still a streetcar city theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/s… pic.twitter.com/LfqKGCtSuU

How Vladimir Putin reinvigorated NATO

theglobeandmail.com — For decades, as the world perched on the brink of nuclear Armageddon, NATO had more than a million troops pressed against the Iron Curtain, ready and capable of waging war against the Soviet Union.

Paul St. Pierre: The chronicler of a wild, Western life

theglobeandmail.com — Paul St. Pierre was one of our finest storytellers, a yarn spinner at his best describing wry country characters of independence, dry humour and horse sense. A prolific writer, he wrote newspaper columns for many years, while also producing novels, short stories and juvenile fiction, as well as scripts for stage and television, including the popular Cariboo Country drama series.
Aug 30, 2014

“Here’s to slow horses, fast women, gravel roads and cheaper whisky.” another excellent @tomhawthorn obit theglobeandmail.com/news/national/… #bcpoli

Ukraine will begin working towards NATO membership: PM

theglobeandmail.com — The prime minister added that the basic aim of Ukrainian foreign policy remained to become a member of the European Union
Aug 29, 2014

RT @markmackinnon: Charming - Putin reminds the world that Russia has a big nuclear arsenal. "It’s best not to mess with us." theglobeandmail.com/news/world/ukr…

Aug 29, 2014

RT @DougSaunders: It takes a big man to travel to a summer camp and, surrounded by children, vaguely threaten nuclear annihilation theglobeandmail.com/news/world/ukr…

Aug 29, 2014

It takes a big man to travel to a summer camp and, surrounded by children, vaguely threaten nuclear annihilation theglobeandmail.com/news/world/ukr…

Aug 29, 2014

This is one of those quotes.. Will be referenced for years. "It’s best not to mess with us." - Vladimir Putin, today bit.ly/1B1nlmw

Aug 29, 2014

Charming - Putin reminds the world that Russia has a big nuclear arsenal. "It’s best not to mess with us." theglobeandmail.com/news/world/ukr…

Brazil’s richest man earns $1.3-billion on Tim Hortons deal

theglobeandmail.com — Burger King Worldwide Inc.'s acquisition of Tim Hortons Inc. helped Brazil's wealthiest man add another $1.3-billion (U.S.) to his fortune this month. The net worth of Jorge Paulo Lemann, who owns shares in Burger King and Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, rose to $24.8-billion in August, passing Hong Kong real estate magnate Lee Shau Kee, Nigerian billionaire Alhaji Aliko Dangote and investor Carl Icahn on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Kelly: Women’s tennis is more enjoyable to watch than the men’s game - it’s also better

theglobeandmail.com — They began lining up at mid-morning on Thursday to watch 15-year-old amateur CiCi Bellis play her second-round U.S. Open match. She didn't hit the court until 8 p.m. Above all, the sudden, frantic fascination with the elfin teenager was a "Murika!" thing.
Aug 29, 2014

Why women's tennis is better than men's. No caveats. Just flat better. m.theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-sp…

Inquiry calls give way to roundtable with broad focus

theglobeandmail.com — Premiers and native leaders calling for a national roundtable shouldn't limit their scope to murdered and missing aboriginal women and should instead tackle the systemic failures underlying a range of problems, including the over-representation of aboriginals in jail and in the child-welfare system, a prominent retired judge says.

Fairfax Financial snaps up insurer Pethealth

theglobeandmail.com — Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. has struck a deal to acquire Oakville Ont.-based Pethealth Inc. for $100-million, boosting its bet on the burgeoning pet insurance market. Fairfax will pay $2.79 per share in cash to acquire all of Pethealth's outstanding common shares, a 26-per-cent premium above the company's closing price on Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Aug 29, 2014

Fairfax Financial puts another leash on the pet insurance market by acquiring Pethealth: trib.al/HTFfotQ

Porter Airlines looking to sell Billy Bishop terminal

theglobeandmail.com — Porter is looking to sell their terminal at the island airport in downtown Toronto. A spokesman for the airline confirmed a story by the Wall Street Journal, which broke the news, and said a statement would be forthcoming. The paper said that the airline expected to get more than $500-million for the terminal.

The 90-90-90 solution to AIDS pandemic

theglobeandmail.com — The AIDS world is dealing with something unprecedented: good news. Bear in mind that "good" is a relative term, especially when dealing with the worst pandemic in human history.

How beer gardens help Milwaukee's cash-strapped public parks

theglobeandmail.com — Beer gardens and alcohol in parks is helping some strapped government budgets in Wisconsin
Aug 29, 2014

RT @_mjwhite: This seems like a brillant idea: How beer gardens help Milwaukee's cash-strapped public parks. VIDEO: tgam.ca/EEhi

Aug 29, 2014

This seems like a brillant idea: How beer gardens help Milwaukee's cash-strapped public parks. VIDEO: tgam.ca/EEhi

Meet the experts making digital encryption easy for everyone

theglobeandmail.com — If you told someone prior to 2013 that they should really think about encrypting the messages they send and receive online - wrapping casual instant messages, serious business e-mails, even sexts in a layer of digital protection from eavesdroppers - you would probably have been dismissed as overreacting.

EU integration not happening so long as euro seen as enemy

theglobeandmail.com — Europe is pulling apart just when it needs to be coming together to cure an apparently chronic case of stagnation. The opposing forces - the calls for greater integration offset by the calls for greater autonomy, even a return to national currencies - can only push Europe deeper into the economic hole.
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