Twitter doubles character limit to 280 for (nearly) everyone

Twitter says it’s ending its iconic 140-character limitation — and giving almost everyone 280 characters. Users tweeting in Chinese, Japanese and Korean will still have the first limitation. That is because writing in these languages uses fewer characters. The business says 9 percent of tweets written in English hit the 140-character limit. Folks wind up … [Read more…]

Acceptable Risk is a first-rate, fine Scandinavian-style thriller

There is a reason why large pharmaceutical firms regularly turn up as villainous company monsters in thrillers. They keep doing terrible things and while others are found out and fined tens of millions of dollars, others continue with their nefarious practices. We’re alert to being suspicious. A enormous global pharma company is in the centre … [Read more…]

Max Pacioretty scores overtime winner lifting Montreal Canadiens over Winnipeg Jets

Max Pacioretty scored a power-play target at 3:07 of overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 5-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. Jets defenceman Tyler Myers had cross-checked Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk in 1:54 to provide the Habs the man advantage. Some mishandling of the puck from the Jets supporting the internet led … [Read more…]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers secure home playoff date with 23-5 win over Calgary Stampeders

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat the Calgary Stampeders 23-5 at McMahon Stadium on Friday to lock down next place in the CFL’s West Division and a home playoff date.The Winnipeg defence came up big as rookie defensive back Brandon Alexander had an interception return for a touchdown, while defensive lineman Tristan Okpalaugo picked up a … [Read more…]

For decades, singer Juliette Cavazzi was a familiar face in homes across Canada

A hot voice and healthy presence made Juliette among Canada’s earliest tv stars, a family figure known throughout the land by her firstnbsp;name. She appeared on a live eponymous broadcast every Saturday after Hockey Night in Canada, an enviable time slot but one which came with an uncertain start time plus a script requiring improvisation … [Read more…]

Open Text boasts of Natural growth as revenue beats analyst estimates

Waterloo, Ont., enterprise applications giant Open Text Corp. has a new story to tell. The organization, which has increased earnings and its market value via a continuous spate of acquisitions, is now trumpeting the fact it’s growing its top line also. Open Text on Thursday reported adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) … [Read more…]