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5/24/2017: FRONT PAGE: ‘There was silence for like three seconds, then someone screamed’

(image) MANCHESTER, E NGL A ND • The final lines of the Ameri c an s t ar ’ s provocative pop anthem, “Dangerous Woman,” still rang in Stacey Brown’s ears. It was her first Ariana Grande concert, a surprise for her 11th birthday. She had travelled here on...



5/24/2017: FRONT PAGE: U.K. PM orders troops to streets to foil attacks
LONDON • Up to 5,000 soldiers will be deployed on the streets amid fears that the Manchester suicide bomber had accomplices preparing further attacks, Theresa May announced Tuesday night. For the first time in 10 years, the prime minister raised the...



5/24/2017: MANCHESTER ATTACK: BOMBING SUSPECT QUIET, DEVOUT

(image) The suspected suicide bomber who struck at a Manchester pop concert packed with teens was described by members of the city’s Libyan community Tuesday as “withdrawn” and “devout.” Police identified the dead suspect as Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old who...



5/24/2017: MANCHESTER ATTACK: Fake photos of ‘missing’ teens go viral

(image) The tweet begged the Internet for help: “My son was in the Manchester Arena today. He’s not picking up my call! Please help me.” Attached was a picture of a teenager in a suit. More than 15,000 people retweeted this image, while others tried to help...



5/24/2017: MANCHESTER ATTACK: CORRECTION
In the May 23 edition of the Financial Post, an incorrect byline appeared with a story on Page FP6. “In search of the next Elon Musk” was written by Denise Deveau.



5/24/2017: MANCHESTER ATTACK: ‘So young and sweet’

(image) Georgina Callander could barely contain her emotions. “So excited to see you tomorrow,” she posted on Twitter, 24 hours before the Ariana Grande concert. The 18- year- old was a self-proclaimed “superfan” of the American singer and had met her at a...



5/24/2017: MANCHESTER ATTACK: Canada should be careful about scaling back C-51, ex-CSIS head says

(image) OTTAWA • The former head of Canada’s spy agency says t he f ederal government should “move with caution” in scaling back powers given to CSIS by the former Conservative government, given Monday’s deadly terror attack in Manchester, England. Richard...



5/24/2017: CANADA: Time for Parliament to tighten election rules on third parties

(image) It may never be known how much influence foreign money, wielded by hostile political advocacy groups, played in the Conservative party’s defeat in 2015. A complaint led by defeated Tory MP Joan Crockatt claims that federal election rules were broken...



5/24/2017: CANADA: Unvaccinated kids can face stigma, report finds

(image) • Children who aren’t vaccinated face harsher judgment than the parents responsible for the lack of immunization, says a study examining attitudes concerning a contentious public health issue for which Canada l acks a national strategy. Other children...



5/24/2017: CANADA: Will challenge may be sign of things to come

(image) It’s known as “a will challenge,” a genteel name for a civil trial in Ontario Superior Court i n which two caregivers are alleged to have isolated an elderly vulnerable man, taken over as his prime beneficiaries and “ransacked” his bank...



5/24/2017: CANADA: Terrorism top of mind at NATO summit
• The deadly bombing in Manchester has thrust the familiar scourge of terrorism back under the spotlight as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares for high- level meetings with allies overseas. Trudeau l e aves Wednesday for Brussels for the NATO...



5/24/2017: CANADA: THREE ARRESTED IN $3M INTERNATIONAL LOBSTER THEFT CASE
More than $ 3 million worth of lobster is at the centre of a complex, international case involving fraud and theft allegations against three Nova Scotia men, RCMP said Tuesday. The investigation started in July, 2015, when allegations arose that a man...



5/24/2017: WORLD: Trump-Russia links had ex-CIA chief concerned

(image) • Former CIA director John Brennan told Congress Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U. S. presidential election and was so concerned about Russian contacts with people involved in the Trump campaign that he...



5/24/2017: WORLD: South Korea’s Park denies charges as corruption trial begins

(image) • Former president Park Geunhye denied corruption charges Tuesday at the start of a criminal trial that could potentially send South Korea’s first female leader to prison for life. Police had earlier escorted Park, in handcuffs, into court for her...



5/24/2017: WORLD: Duterte declares martial rule in besieged south Philippines
• Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the country’s south under martial rule for 60 days and cut short a visit to Moscow on Tuesday after Muslim extremists allied with the Islamic State group laid siege to a southern city. Presidential...



5/24/2017: WORLD: MUSEUM DOUBLES REWARD FOR STOLEN ARTWORK TO US$10M
A Boston museum has doubled its reward to US$10 million for information that leads to the return of 13 works of art stolen in 1990 in the largest art heist in U. S. history. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s board of trustees announced the increase...



5/24/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: A modest proposal for free Flames tickets

(image) Cinderella is off to the ball, or to the big hoedown, as it were. The Predators, who just scraped into the playoffs, are the fairytale team of 2017, making the Stanley Cup final for the first time. Nashville has become a hockey-mad city. Just the...



5/24/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: The enemies of the people
Re: The enemies of the people shall not win, Conrad Black, May 20 Conrad Black and other Trump apologists point to a lack of “evidence” of wrongdoing by Nixon and Trump. Nixon resigned to prevent the evidence from being made public. The logical...



5/24/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Serving others

(image) Re: With faith comes altruism — Canadian poll reveals a broad giving spirit, May 20 Devotion to doing service within our community is an important part of my life. Compassion drives me to work with the sick and the dying, and to save the lives of...



5/24/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Taxing issue
Re: Taking ownership of carbon, Andrew Coyne; Flooding on Toronto islands (online) Andrew Coyne is correct: the carbon- tax plan shouldn’t offer concessions to heavy emitters. These are precisely the industries that rapidly need to reduce their...



5/24/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: It’s not about religion
Re: 19 killed in Manchester terrorist incident It is horrifying to hear about yet another terrorist attack that has claimed the lives of innocents. And yet another attack that ISIL has claimed responsibility for. The purpose of these heinous acts is...



5/24/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Bestselling debut
Re: What happens when the first line of a novel is also its best? May 13 I find it peculiar that in a recent review of Gina Sorell’s bestselling debut, Mothers and Other Strangers, your reviewer, Terra Arnone, compares a distinctly literary novel to...



5/24/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Rethinking cancer
Re: The new war on cancer, May 6 - May 20 We should rethink cancer generally and breast cancer specifically by “thinking outside the chemo med storage area” when it came to researching treatments, especially if we’re serious about “doing something...



5/24/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: UNITED IN GRIEF AND IN KINDNESS

(image) Too cruel anywhere. Any attack on the innocent, whatever the location, whatever the time, and whatever the ideology it serves, offends us to our very souls. But a bomb whose target is the innocent young — children leaving a concert, excitedly full of...



5/24/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Academics and their jobs
Since September 2016, I have been a regular contributor, as the token conservative on otherwise liberal panels, to CBC radio’s comedy news trivia program, Because News. I was let go last week for my indigenously incorrect views ( not expressed on CBC)....



5/24/2017: ARTS & LIFE: Senators force a Game 7 showdown

(image) There will be a tomorrow for the Ottawa Senators. The Senators have f orced a dramatic Game 7 to decide which t eam will represent t he Eastern Conference in the Stanley Cup final after Ottawa scored a clutch 2- 1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins...



5/24/2017: ARTS & LIFE: Unsung Preds lunge forth

(image) Wel come to the Stanley Cup final, Nashville. It’s been 19 long years, but the franchise that GM David Poile built — right down to picking the team’s bright yellow colour scheme — is finally at the big dance. If you don’t already understand how the...



5/24/2017: ARTS & LIFE: IN THIS CORNER

(image) Scott Dixon, who acknowledged the ‘ bizarre contrast’ of being robbed a few hours after the high of winning the Indy 500 pole for the fabled race coming up on Sunday: It was definitely shocking, disbelief for the most part. It will make you feel...



5/24/2017: SPORTS: Jordan Gibbons putting on hits, too

(image) Af ew weeks ago, Toronto Blue Jays manager Jo h n Gibbons was sitting in the dugout when someone mentioned that his daughter’s band — Southtown — will be playing at the Rogers Centre on Sunday, May 28. “Yeah, I’ ll probably fly up there to watch,”...



5/24/2017: SPORTS: Magic’s man ‘ has paid his dues’
It’s not quite breaking up the Beatles, but dissolving the partnership between team president Masai Ujiri and his trusted general manager Jeff Weltman will leave a tremendous hole in the inner workings of the Toronto Raptors. Weltman gave Ujiri his...



5/24/2017: SPORTS: SHARAPOVA WILL CONTINUE COMEBACK AT ROGERS CUP

(image) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova will play at this summer’s Rogers Cup in Toronto. The tournament says she has been awarded a main- draw wild card for the August event. Since the end of her 15- month doping ban, Sharapova, pictured, has used wild...



5/24/2017: SPORTS: NFL puts the fun back in TD celebrations

(image) The No Fun League is no more. It’s the Some Fun League now. Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday announced the NFL’s decision to lighten up and allow a wider range of look- at- me scoring celebrations. In a letter to fans under the headline,...



5/24/2017: SPORTS: INJURED BOUCHARD ‘ NEEDS A MIRACLE’ TO PLAY IN FRENCH OPEN
Eugenie Bouchard has withdrawn from the Nuremberg Cup tennis tournament with a right ankle injury. The 2014 champion informed t ournament director Sandra Reichel of her decision late Monday, when an MRT scan showed she had torn a ligament in training...



5/24/2017: ARTS & LIFE: THE TWO- FACED SHORT SHRIFT

(image) For half a millennium the reputation of Niccolò Machiavelli has been weirdly, and rather comically, contradictory. More than any other figure in history, he’s a character the world sees in two radically different ways. Our images of him are so...



5/24/2017: ARTS & LIFE: ZACK SNYDER STEPS AWAY FROM JUSTICE LEAGUE AFTER DAUGHTER’S SUICIDE

(image) Zack Snyder, the director behind the coming Warner Bros. movie Justice League, said Monday that he would step away from the megabudget superhero project to cope with the recent suicide of his daughter. Warner said the director Joss Whedon will take...



5/24/2017: ARTS & LIFE: LINES OF COLOURS

(image) “My love is too sanctified to have it thrown back in my face.” That’s the line that sticks in my memory from Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf. Not so much from the Soulpepper revival of this...



5/24/2017: ARTS & LIFE: When the clown frowns

(image) It was an uncharacteristically serious Adam Sandler who sat down to meet the press at the Cannes film festival, where Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories had its world première over the long weekend. “It’s different for a comedian to get an offer...



5/24/2017: ARTS & LIFE: ALIEN: COVENANT IS A HO-HUM NO. 1 AT THE BOX OFFICE

(image) The eighth chapter in 20th Century Fox’s Alien series arrived to an estimated $36 million in ticket sales in North America — far from a flop, far from a sizzling hit. Alien: Covenant, as the latest film is titled, cost roughly $100 million to make, and...



5/24/2017: DIVERSIONS: HOROSCOPE
Moon Alert: Avoid shopping or big decisions after 3 PM EDT today. The Moon is in Taurus. Aries (March 21-April 19) Today you will give serious thought to how you can boost your income or get a better paying job or make money on the side. Likewise,...



5/24/2017: DIVERSIONS: CANADIAN CRISSCROSS
ACROSS 1. Beginning on 5. I, for one 10. Shower alternative 14. Calf meat 15. Of sheep 16. Lotion additive 17. “___ Jury” (Spillane novel) 18. Mosquito genus 19. Baby on a farm 20. Potato Capital of the West, in Alberta 22. Drink alcoholic beverages...



5/24/2017: DIVERSIONS: C R Y P T I C C R O S S WOR D
ACROSS 1 Cave if fool goes berserk in leader’s workplace (4,6) 6 Sailor the Spanish portrayed as murder victim (4) 9 Pretty thing in garden’s become tedious after photo (10) 10 Sell loud record (4) 12 Hostility shown by bowler, perhaps English (4)...



5/24/2017: DIVERSIONS: BRIDgE
Signals or common sense? You be the judge which should take priority in a situation like the one East found himself in. When South made his penalty double of West’s overcall, he undoubtedly thought he’d be on firm ground to record a plus, maybe a...



5/24/2017: DIVERSIONS: SUDOKU
Level: Medium To solve this puzzle, each 3x3 box, each row and each column must contain all the numbers 1 to 9. Puzzles come in four grades: easy, medium, hard and evil.



5/24/2017: DIVERSIONS: PEPYS ’ DIARY

(image) Samuel Pepys ( 1633-1703) was the naval administrator and first secretary of the British Admiralty. Here’s what he wrote on this day in 1665. Up, and by 4 o’clock in the morning, and with W. Hewer, there till 12 without intermission putting some...



5/24/2017: DIVERSIONS: ON T HI S DAY
May 24, 1918 - The Canada Elections Act extended the right to vote in federal elections to most Canadian women over the age of 21. Conditions on the women’s franchise included being a British subject and meeting the requirements that allowed men to...



5/24/2017: FINANCIAL POST: U. S. CRASHES OPEC’S PARTY WITH RESERVE SALE PLAN
• Plans by the Trump administration to sell a portion of U. S. strategic oil reserves signals the country’s rising dominance in energy markets, just days before the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries decide whether to extend a supply...



5/24/2017: FINANCIAL POST: LEGAL POST
BIG DATA TURNING LAW INTO NUMBERS GAME.



5/24/2017: FINANCIAL POST: BlackBerry the comeback kid?
• BlackBerry Ltd.’ s stock market comeback continued this week, indicating investors have finally dialled into the former smartphone titan’s shift to software with a focus on security and the automotive industry. Sentiment from investors and analysts...



5/24/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Madoff fund paid out millions in fees
• A firm hired by the U. S. to distribute US$ 4 billion to victims of Bernard Madoff ’ s Ponzi s c heme has ra c ked up US$ 38.8 million in billings over four years. The investors are still waiting for their first checks, though. The Justice...



5/24/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Canada not waiting for U.S. on climate
• China, Canada and the European Union are joining forces to advance the Paris Agreement while President Donald Trump is still deciding whether the U.S. should stick with the landmark deal on climate change. Canada’s environment minister Catherine...



5/24/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Tracking two mega deals in oilsands

(image) Al most t wo- and- ahalf months after agreeing to acquire a 70- per- cent interest in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. has taken the first public steps to finance that almost $ 13- billion acquisition. On Tuesday the...



5/24/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Wrong size home limits options, report finds
TORON TO • Ontario just can’t find the housing that fits its needs, according to a report Tuesday that suggests owning the wrong size home is impacting affordability. The report by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis found about 70 per cent of...



5/24/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Email prankster catches Carney
LONDON • Mark Carney has shown his chivalrous side after being caught out in a hoax email exchange instigated by the same person who tricked Barclays PLC boss Jes Staley earlier this month. Pretending to be Anthony Habgood, chairman of the Bank of...



5/24/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Lower rig costs drive rebound in Montney

(image) • Drilling rigs and roughnecks are hot commodities once again across the Montney shale formation in northern British Columbia and Alberta, and companies like Grimes Well Servicing Ltd. are having a hard time keeping up with demand. That’s because the...



5/24/2017: FINANCIAL POST: SHELL EYES SALE OF $4.1B STAKE IN CANADIAN NATURAL

(image) Royal Dutch Shell PLC has decided to off-load a roughly $ 4.1- billion stake in Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. ( CNRL) that it acquired as part of a deal to retreat from Canada’s oilsands earlier this year, people familiar with the situation told...



5/24/2017: FINANCIAL POST: U.S. CEOs get biggest pay raise in three years

(image) • The typical CEO at the biggest U. S. companies got an 8.5 per cent raise last year, raking in US$ 11.5 million in salary, stock and other compensation l ast year, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press. That’s...



5/24/2017: FINANCIAL POST: I LOST 65 POUNDS WITH ZUCCARIN DIET

(image) ‘‘ M y name is Josephine and I live in Toronto. I work as a nutritional planner for hospital patients. All my life I have struggled with my weight but over the last year I have finally figured it out. I am down 65 pounds now and feeling better than...



5/24/2017: FINANCIAL POST: UBER UNDERPAID NEW YORK CITY DRIVERS FOR 21/2 YEARS

(image) Uber Technologies Inc. said on Tuesday it underpaid its New York City drivers for the past 2 ½ years, an error that could cost the ride- hailing company tens of millions of dollars. Uber generally takes a commission from its drivers after deducting...



5/24/2017: FP INVESTING: Beyond the financials

(image) For a long time, most investors assumed everything they needed to know about a company was in the numbers. They’d comb through the past five years of annual reports to determine whether or not it was a great business. But the reality today is much...



5/24/2017: FP INVESTING: HSBC bets on Canada in bid for market share

(image) • HSBC Holdings Plc is getting aggressive in Canada — and one needs to look no further than its l atest mortgage rate f or proof of broader ambitions. HSBC Canada is offering five- year fixed- term mortgages at 2.39 per cent, undercutting the lowest...



5/24/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Google aims to connect online ads to physical stores

(image) • Google already monitors your online shopping — but now it’s also keeping an eye on what you’re buying in physical stores to try to sell more digital advertising. Google’s computers will be trying to connect the dots between what people look at after...



5/24/2017: FP COMMENT: How Canadians pay for ‘net neutrality’

(image) Is the U. S. about to kill the open Internet and will Canada save it? The new chair of the U. S. Federal Communications Commission ( FCC) plans to jettison America’s “net neutrality” regulations and replace them with guidelines. The New York Times, in...



5/24/2017: FP COMMENT: Good riddance to trade losers
Here are a few nuggets from a 26-chapter, 31-contributor, 642- page brick called “Redesigning Canadian Trade Policies for New Global Realities,” which Montreal’s Institute for Research on Public Policy (with which I am loosely associated) brought out...



5/24/2017: FP COMMENT: They get the guarantee, we get the bill
Fi ve years after t he Drummond report was released, the Ontario Liberals are still thumbing their noses at it. The Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services chaired by Don Drummond released a report in 2012 with a comprehensive set of...



5/24/2017: FP LEGAL POST: Beleave receives approval from Health Canada to cultivate cannabis

(image) Moments after receiving the email they had been awaiting for years, executives at Beleave Inc. ( CSE: BE) held an impromptu dance party. “We were just elated,” says chief executive officer Roger Ferreira. “All our hard work and perseverance had...



5/24/2017: FP LEGAL POST: Numbers game: law will soon be math-driven

(image) • As Zev Eigen explains it, the future of law will have a lot to do with math. Eigen is a lawyer in Los Angeles with Littler Global, a worldwide firm that focuses on management- side employment law. He’s also a data scientist with a PhD from the...