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Ebola in Dallas is a soap opera - the real drama’s in Africa

theglobeandmail.com — The soap opera unfolding in Dallas, where a patient has been diagnosed with Ebola, is an unwelcoming distraction. Ebola is a problem - no, a crisis - in West Africa and that's where attention and public health efforts need to be concentrated.

Canadian universities slide down world ranking scale

theglobeandmail.com — Canadian universities are dropping in the world's most watched international university rankings, raising questions about the country's goals in funding postsecondary education, said the editor of the rankings. All the universities that had made the top 200 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings last year, with the exception of the University of Toronto, moved down the table.
Oct 01, 2014

Most Canadian universities slide in world university rankings - but we are top spenders on education ow.ly/CaT77

Oct 01, 2014

University rankings are a dumb dumb think for admins to care about. And yet, just look at how much they do. dlvr.it/74T51P

Franklin wreck found in Arctic identified as captain’s ship

theglobeandmail.com — Canada has determined the historic Franklin Expedition shipwreck discovered in the Arctic last month is in fact the HMS Erebus, the vessel on which Sir John Franklin sailed. It's another puzzle solved in the enthralling story of the famous British expedition that tried to traverse the Northwest Passage but ended in misery with all 129 crew members perishing.
Oct 01, 2014

Pretty awesome Parks Canada video here of the wreck of the Erebus. The cannons are still intact! theglobeandmail.com/news/national/…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @stevenchase: Canada has determined the Franklin Expedition Arctic ship wreck is HMS Erebus -- John Franklin's vessel: STORY: theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/…

Home-brewing war heats up with $600-million lawsuit over coffee pods

theglobeandmail.com — Toronto-based Club Coffee LP is launching a lawsuit against Keurig Green Mountain Inc., alleging the U.S. giant uses anti-competitive tactics and misleads retailers and consumers to maintain its grip on the fast-growing single-serve coffee market.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @ericatkins2: Coffee pod giant Keurig sued by Toronto's Club Coffee for anticompetitive practices theglobeandmail.com/report-on-busi…

Oct 01, 2014

Coffee wars: Keurig faces $600-million Canadian lawsuit over coffee pods ow.ly/C9O5X

Oct 01, 2014

RT @globeandmail: Canadian company launches $600-million lawsuit against Keurig over coffee pods trib.al/HRiom4E pic.twitter.com/Q3frulAcoH

Oct 01, 2014

Home-brewing war heats up with $600-million suit over coffee pods - The Globe and Mail m.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-busi…

Oct 01, 2014

Coffee pod giant Keurig sued by Toronto's Club Coffee for anticompetitive practices theglobeandmail.com/report-on-busi…

With U.S. Ebola patient isolated, officials vow to ‘stop this in its tracks’

theglobeandmail.com — Ebola, the killer disease raging across West Africa, has reached North America, carried by a traveller who flew from Liberia, U.S. health officials confirmed Tuesday. The man, now isolated and deathly ill in a Dallas hospital, felt sick six days after landing in Texas on Sept.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @kellygrant1: The latest on the U.S. Ebola patient, with reaction from Liberia from our @geoffreyyork on the ground: theglobeandmail.com/news/world/wit…

Oct 01, 2014

"An #Ebola victim in the United States raised hope that the world will be prodded into greater action..." m.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/wit…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @kellygrant1: The latest on the U.S. Ebola patient, with reaction from Liberia from our @geoffreyyork on the ground: theglobeandmail.com/news/world/wit…

Oct 01, 2014

The latest on the U.S. Ebola patient, with reaction from Liberia from our @geoffreyyork on the ground: theglobeandmail.com/news/world/wit…

New York Times to cut jobs as new products disappoint

theglobeandmail.com — TheNew York Times Co. said on Wednesday it would cut jobs, including about 7.5 per cent of newsroom positions, to lower costs as advertising revenue from its print business dwindles and new products fall short of expectations. The company's shares rose as much as 9 per cent.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @globeandmail: New York Times to cut jobs as new products disappoint trib.al/TIJ4zsA

Oct 01, 2014

Shoot. RT @globeandmail New York Times to cut jobs as new products disappoint trib.al/TIJ4zsA

Michelin stars shine on two Canadian chefs in New York

theglobeandmail.com — Michelin does not review restaurants in Canada, but two Canadian chefs plying their trade in New York have just been awarded stars by the famous culinary guide. Michelin's 2015 New York guide, which goes on sale Wednesday, awarded 17 new restaurants a one-star rating, including Luksus, recently opened by Halifax-raised chef Dan Burns, and M.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @annhui: The good news: Two Canadians awarded Michelin stars! The bad news: the restaurants are in NY: bit.ly/1oAOmFT #topoli

Oct 01, 2014

The good news: Two Canadians awarded Michelin stars! The bad news: the restaurants are in NY: bit.ly/1oAOmFT #topoli

A look at the two leading candidates vying to win Vancouver's mayoral race

theglobeandmail.com — Ian Bailey breaks down the differences and similarities in Vancouver's race for mayor between Gregor Robertson and Kirk LaPointe
Oct 01, 2014

RT @GlobeBC: Video: A look at the two leading candidates vying to win #Vancouver's mayoral race bit.ly/1E0rKZf

App teaches kindergartners basic computer programming

theglobeandmail.com — This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it. Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer coding app that they say is the first designed specifically for children as young as 5. Kids who haven't yet learned to read can use the app to craft their own interactive stories and games.
Oct 01, 2014

A nice segue: MIT has developed a new version of Scratch (computer programming for kids) for kindergartners bit.ly/1nMcBpI #cdntech

Video: Globe Now: Game over for Olivia Chow? A look at recent polls

theglobeandmail.com — The Globe's Toronto City Hall columnist Marcus Gee joins Madeleine White to discuss the ongoing Toronto mayoral race and recent polls that place John Tory well ahead of Doug Ford and Olivia Chow.

Des McAnuff’s ‘Dr. Zhivago’ is long and complicated, but music is great

theglobeandmail.com — The Cossacks are coming, living conditions are miserable and a desperate love threatens to break our hero. Cue the show tunes. A stage musical version of Dr. Zhivago, the Russian epic of love and war, has just had its world premiere in Sydney, Australia, directed by Des McAnuff, artistic director of Ontario's Stratford Shakespeare Festival and the Canadian-American who brought Jersey Boys to Broadway.
Oct 01, 2014

Doctor Zhivago, directed by Des McAnuff, will open on Broadway in March. Our @marshalederman saw it in Sydney: m.theglobeandmail.com/arts/theatre-a…