Archive for May, 2017

WLIR, revolutionary radio: Tribute documentary “Dare to be Different” is a Gen X time capsule

WLIR, revolutionary radio: Tribute documentary “Dare to be Different” is a Gen X time capsule

May 30, 2017

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You heard it there first: From U2 to Talking Heads to Joan Jett, this venerable rock station broke new ground

Joan Jett in "Dare To Be Different" (Credit: Tribeca Film Festival)

“They say nothing lasts forever,” sang A Flock of …

Dodgers place Alex Wood on disabled list with SC joint inflammation

Dodgers place Alex Wood on disabled list with SC joint inflammation

May 30, 2017

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The Dodgers are hopeful that Alex Wood will only miss one start. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

A little more than 10 months removed from elbow surgery, Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood understands the value of caution. He regrets pushing …

Penguins chase Holtby, beat Capitals to take 2-0 series lead

Penguins chase Holtby, beat Capitals to take 2-0 series lead

May 29, 2017

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Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby watches as teammate Phil Kessel scores on the Washington Capitals during Game 2 of their playoff series in Washington on Saturday, April 29, 2017. (Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports)

With Sidney Crosby continuing his brilliance for the …

More bank holidays? Oh please, give us a break

More bank holidays? Oh please, give us a break

May 29, 2017

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Did you have a good bank holiday? Taking your jacket off as your computer loads, you consider it. Did you? Have you ever? A sudden fizz of memory, 12-years-old and skimming over the brook on a rope swing before trundling …

Donald Trump promises to make ‘big decision’ on one-sided Paris climate deal

Donald Trump promises to make ‘big decision’ on one-sided Paris climate deal

May 29, 2017

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In a campaign-style rally in Pennsylvania, a state that helped tip the election in his favor, Trump said the Paris Agreement on Climate Change is “one sided.” (Reuters)

President Donald Trump has promised to make a “big decision” on the …

Mark Norman case highlights a broken procurement system

Mark Norman case highlights a broken procurement system

May 29, 2017

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Elinor Sloan is professor of international relations at Carleton University and a fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute

Allegations by the RCMP that Vice-Admiral Mark Norman divulged cabinet secrets as part of an effort to press the Trudeau government …

Beatle bucks to boost area hotels, restaurants

Beatle bucks to boost area hotels, restaurants

May 29, 2017

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Paul McCartney performs at Lollapalooza in Chicago in July 2015. He will play the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park on July 25. (Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune)

‘s scheduled appearance in late July at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in …

MAHAINFRA: Maharashtra to put idle land to good use, power-up infrastructure projects

MAHAINFRA: Maharashtra to put idle land to good use, power-up infrastructure projects

May 29, 2017

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The Maharashtra government has started the process of identifying land parcels that will be housed in MAHAINFRA, a special purpose vehicle (SPV), Sudhir Mungantiwar, state finance minister, said. (Source: Reuters)

The Maharashtra government has started the process of identifying land …

‘The Leftovers’ Recap: Kevin Garvey Senior Has Adventures in the Outback

‘The Leftovers’ Recap: Kevin Garvey Senior Has Adventures in the Outback

May 29, 2017

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Don’t read on unless you’ve seen the third episode of the third season of HBO’s “The Leftovers,” “Crazy Whitefella Thinking.”

The time is out of joint—O cursèd spite,
That ever I was born to set it right! — “Hamlet”

The …

Collaboration software company Jive to be acquired by Aurea for $462 million

Collaboration software company Jive to be acquired by Aurea for $462 million

May 28, 2017

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Jive, a community collaboration software company that was one of the biggest Enterprise 2.0-era success stories, going public in 2011, announced today it had agreed to be acquired by ESW Capital’s Wave Systems for $462 million. It will become part …