Canada hoops, some soccer and, of course, Biancamania

Canada hoops, some soccer and, of course, Biancamania

Kind of all over the map here today, which isn’t a bad thing at all. Maybe it’ll help everyone come down from Biancamania and an emotionally-exhausting Saturday. And a reminder that I might have misremembered the time of Monday’s Canada-Germany game to finish their run at the World Cup. It’s at 8 a.m. ET which […]

Courting controversy: Why some polarizing ads could be strategic marketing

Courting controversy: Why some polarizing ads could be strategic marketing

Dior pulled a new cologne ad after the luxury brand was accused of cultural appropriation, but not before it generated multiple mentions, hashtags and conversations on social media the same day — likely more than the company would have seen with a run-of-the-mill campaign. “The controversy will increase the attention your brand receives,” said Mathew Curtis, an […]

Canada lost some jobs in July, but at least 400K positions are still up for grabs

Canada lost some jobs in July, but at least 400K positions are still up for grabs

While Friday’s employment data showed the economy lost 24,000 jobs in July, there are still far more jobs available than there were one year ago. A new report from Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) says there were 429,000 job vacancies in the private sector alone in the second quarter, 23,000 more than in the same period in 2018. That’s […]

Canada pays tribute to Indigenous people before hockey games, school days. Some complain it rings hollow

Canada pays tribute to Indigenous people before hockey games, school days. Some complain it rings hollow

COLLINGWOOD, ONTARIO—The day at Admiral Collingwood Elementary School here on the banks of Georgian Bay begins not with Canada’s national anthem, but with a reminder of the country’s dark colonial history. “Simcoe District School Board acknowledges that we are situated on the traditional land of the Anishnaabeg people,” a voice intones each morning over the […]

AI could better predict climate change impacts, some experts believe

AI could better predict climate change impacts, some experts believe

All signs point toward a future affected by climate change.  From higher temperatures to droughts and more extreme weather, experts are searching for ways to sustain our growing population, as well as our planet.  Some analysts say machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) offer promising strategies to respond to the effects of climate change.  AI can work faster than a human being, can […]

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