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24 ноября, 17:05

Shaw Communications' Rebranding Plans to Boost Wireless

Shaw Communications Inc. (SJR) has rebranded its wireless service as ''Freedom Mobile'' to emphasize on the company's two unique selling points, "freedom from data overage" charges and "freedom from price-gouging".

18 ноября, 13:03

Weekend Reading: Neville Morley: Vicarious Virtue

**Neville Morley**: _[Vicarious Virtue][]_: "The seminar text for my Roman History course over the last fortnight has been the opening of the third book of Varro’s _Rerum Rusticarum_... [Vicarious Virtue]: https://thesphinxblog.com/2016/11/18/vicarious-virtue/ >...the convoluted argument about the nature of the ‘true’ villa and the disputed legitimacy of pastio villatica. It’s a...

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15 ноября, 07:00

The Real Life of King David: Startling Discoveries of Modern Biblical Archaeology (2000)

David (/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Hebrew: דָּוִד, Modern David, Tiberian Dāwîḏ; ISO 259-3 Dawid; Ancient Greek: Δαυίδ; Latin: Davidus, David), according to the Hebrew Bible, was the second king of the united Kingdom of Israel and Judah, reigning in c. 1010–970 BCE. Depicted as a valorous warrior of great renown, and a poet and musician credited for composing many of the psalms contained in the Book of Psalms, King David is widely viewed as a righteous and effective king in battle and civil and criminal justice. He is described as a man after God's own heart in 1 Samuel 13:14 and Acts 13:22. According to the New Testament, he was an ancestor of Jesus. David has been depicted several times in films; these are some of the best-known: 1917 In The Chosen Prince, directed by William V. Mong 1951 In David and Bathsheba, directed by Henry King, Gregory Peck played David. 1959 In Solomon and Sheba, directed by King Vidor, Finlay Currie played an aged King David. 1961 In A Story of David, directed by Bob McNaught, Jeff Chandler played David. 1985 In King David, directed by Bruce Beresford, Richard Gere played King David. (This film was poorly received by critics and failed at the box office.) 1996 In Dave and the Giant Pickle 1997 In Bible Collection 2016 In Of Kings and Prophets Television: 1995 The episode "Little Big Dog" of the PBS series Wishbone recounts the story of David, his favor with Saul, and his triumphant battle over Goliath. The season two episode of Xena: Warrior Princess called "Giant Killer" features David and his killing of Goliath. 1996 In Series 2, Episode 7 of the science fiction show Dominion, titled "Lay Thee Before Kings," David is shown slaying Goliath with the unwitting support of the Archangels Gabriel and Michael. 1997 TV film David, with Nathaniel Parker portraying King David. 1997 Max von Sydow portrayed an older King David in the TV film Solomon, a sequel to David. 2009 The NBC series Kings, explicitly designed as a modern retelling of the David story. 2013 Langley Kirkwood portrayed King David in the miniseries The Bible produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David

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07 ноября, 16:54

TELUS (TU) Earnings Miss, Revenues Beat Estimates in Q3

TELUS Corp. (TU) reported mixed financial results in the third quarter of 2016 wherein revenues outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate while earnings lagged the same.

07 ноября, 03:56

Why UNESCO Shouldn't Treat Jerusalem as a Weapon

Asaf Romirowsky, Alexander Joffe Politics, Middle East Supporters of peace should remind UNESCO that the true meaning of Jerusalem is not as a prize or a weapon but as a shared place of holiness. UNESCO’s vote to deny Jewish and Christian connections to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount is dismaying but not surprising. Cutting those connections – understood by anyone with a passing knowledge of Judaism and Christianity - has been a goal of Palestinians and their Arab and Muslim supporters for decades. Except for boilerplate about "affirming the importance of the Old City and its walls for the three monotheistic faiths" the resolution does not acknowledge that Jerusalem has any, much less unique, significance to Jews and Christians. The phrases “safeguarding of the cultural heritage of Palestine,” and “Al-Buraq Plaza ‘Western Wall Plaza’” –in quotes that mock the fact that the Western Wall is Judaism’s holiest site - show what the resolution is really about, adopting the narrative that Jerusalem is sacred only to Muslims. UNESCO has long condemned the “Judaization” of Judaism’s holiest city and now votes to place the Muslim narrative on a pedestal and to ignore Jewish and Christian connections. But what is the Muslim narrative? For Islam, Jerusalem is less a holy city than a rallying cry and a prize to be denied to others, especially Jews. Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Qur’an at all and there is no explicit connection between the city and Muhammad’s life. The location of the “farthest mosque,” which he visited on the flying steed Al-Buraq, was not specified in the Qur’an but only later when Jerusalem was already under Muslim control. Muslim tradition preserves the idea that the earliest mosques originally faced Jerusalem not Mecca, and also that Muhammad himself changed this. But usurping Christian and Jewish connections to Jerusalem also date to the beginning of Islam. The seventh-century Al-Aqsa mosque was built atop an earlier Christian church, which stood above a Roman temple. All of this stood on the platform built by King Herod to house the second Jewish temple, where Jesus threw out the money-changers, which itself replaced the temple of Solomon, built around 900 BCE. The Muslim connection is far later than its predecessors’, and Muslim interest in Jerusalem has fluctuated over the centuries, always as a result of politics. Though early Muslims regarded Jerusalem as one of three sacred cities, after Mecca and Medina, its significance fell and was resurrected only when it was used as a rallying call by Saladin, who wrested it back from the Crusaders. Read full article

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04 ноября, 14:53

BCE Inc. (BCE) Beats on Q3 Earnings, Misses Revenue

Leading Canadian telecom operator BCE Inc. (BCE) reported mixed financial results in the third quarter of 2016. While the top line missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate, the bottom line surpassed the same.

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03 ноября, 15:03

UPDATE 1-Canada's BCE revenue beats on higher postpaid subscriptions

Nov 3 (Reuters) - BCE Inc, Canada's largest telecommunications company, reported marginally better-than-expected revenue on Thursday, helped by an increase in net postpaid subscribers.

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03 ноября, 14:18

Shaw Communications (SJR) Misses Q4 Earnings, Beats Revenue

Shaw Communications (SJR) reported mixed financial results in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016.

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03 ноября, 14:17

Canada's BCE reports 1.8 pct jump in quarterly profit

Nov 3 (Reuters) - BCE Inc, Canada's largest telecommunications company, reported a 1.8 percent jump in quarterly profit on Thursday, helped by an increase in net postpaid subscribers.

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01 ноября, 15:42

Can BCE Inc. (BCE) Spring a Surprise this Earnings Season?

BCE Inc. (BCE) is scheduled to report third-quarter 2016 results on Nov 3, before the opening bell.

29 октября, 02:12

Procrastinating on October 28, 2016

**Over at [Equitable Growth](http://EquitableGrowth.org): Must-Reads:** * _[The Roots of Growth: Review of Joel Mokyr: "A Culture of Growth" - Equitable Growth][]_ * **Nick Bunker:** _[Weekend reading: “Flexing market power” edition - Equitable Growth][]_ * **Nick Bunker:** _[Is monopsony important for understanding the U.S. labor market? - Equitable Growth][]_ * **Nick...

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28 октября, 17:08

UBSVoice: The Future Of Currencies

The Evolution of Money The history of exchange stretches from 1200 BCE with cowrie shells, via the gifting of Kula in the Trobriand Islands in the early 20th Century, to the decentralized currencies of today’s virtual world. Adam Smith, the father of modern economics, argued that currencies emerged as mediums of [...]

27 октября, 23:30

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**Must-Read:** My view: this map has the Middle East having much less of the 50 million and the Ganges and China coast much more than they likely had in reality: **Doug Jones**: _[The world at 1000 BCE][]_: "The world population is about 50 million... [The World at 1000 BCE]: https://logarithmichistory.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/the-world-at-1000-bce/...

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27 октября, 15:05

Shaw Communications (SJR) Q4 Earnings: What's in Store?

Shaw Communications Inc. (SJR) is scheduled to release fourth-quarter fiscal 2016 results, before the opening bell on Nov 2.

25 октября, 14:27

Links for the Week of October 30, 2016

**Most-Recent Must-Reads:** * **Anton Howes**: _[Is Innovation in Human Nature?][]_: "Most theories... assume that innovation is in human nature... * **Economist**: _[Hands Off][]_ the Bank of England: "Politicians who casually attack the central bank’s integrity are playing with fire..." [Hands Off]: http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21709310-politicians-who-casually-attack-central-banks-integrity-are-playing-fire-hands [Is Innovation in Human Nature?]: https:[email protected]/is-innovation-in-human-nature-48c2578e27ba#.v54zq0ogx ---- **Most-Recent...

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18 октября, 14:03

Rogers Communications (RCI) Lags Q3 Earnings Estimates

Rogers Communications (RCI) reported mixed financial results in the third quarter of 2016.

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17 октября, 15:43

Rogers Communications (RCI) Q3 Earnings: A Beat in Store?

Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI) is slated to report third-quarter 2016 results, before the opening bell on Oct 20.

17 октября, 15:20

The Snow White Election

Wicked Queen Trump Offers Skin-White-As-Snow Followers a Magic Wishing Apple It is clear that the first presidential election in which a woman is a major party nominee has brought to the fore deep-seated issues of male insecurity and concerns about the decline of traditional gender roles. Such problems are exacerbated in periods of economic uncertainty, as they were during the Great Depression. Walt Disney's classic 1937 feature-length color animation, Snow White and Seven Dwarfs, speaks to us from that era in a way that can provide key insights into the 2016 Election. The anxiety of many males in the Depression Era is echoed by a large portion of the male electorate in the 2016 election. Donald Trump represents the hope of working-class white men for a restoration of what they believe to be proper roles for men and women. Much of Trump's support comes from men who fit the description Franklin D. Roosevelt made of Depression victims in 1932: "the forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid." They believe that Trump is remembering them. A Washington Post/ABC News poll taken just before the first presidential debate found that white men without a college degree favor Trump over Hillary Clinton by an astonishing 59 point margin (76 percent to 17 percent). That is about twice the margin (31 points) by which Mitt Romney won white, non-college-degree men over a black male opponent four years ago. The same poll found college-educated white women going for Clinton 57-32. Acute Masculine Insecurity Disorder Mr. Trump shares with many of his white male supporters an obvious insecurity about his "manhood." The candidate's bragging before a national television audience about the size of his male organ and writing, "my fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body," his love for such "strong man" leaders as Vladimir Putin, his decision to release his putative testosterone level as one of the few bits of information about his health that he would reveal to voters, and his braggadocio about groping women are just a few of the many indications that Trump suffers from an affliction that is not listed in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, but has caused more harm throughout human history than any other psychological disorder. I call it "Acute Masculine Insecurity Disorder" (AMID). That malady was widespread among men during the economic cataclysm of the 1930s. The traditional male role of provider was undercut, leaving numerous men feeling emasculated. In many cases, women had jobs while their husbands were unemployed. That circumstance produced a tangible longing to reestablish the putative "natural" order of male authority and female dependence, which was reflected in the decade's popular culture. The song "Remember My Forgotten Man" from the movie Gold Diggers of 1933, captured this yearning perfectly. Joan Blondell makes a woman's call for a return of men to their traditional position: "I was happy then / He used to take care of me / Won't you bring him back again? / 'Cause ever since the world began / A woman's got to have a man." Disney's characters Snow White and the Wicked Queen present the same message a bit more subtly. The movie is a thinly veiled warning about what happens when women get out of their "place" by obtaining power--and a demand for the restoration of male dominance and female subordination. The Wicked Queen is as much the personification of the evil that will supposedly result from a woman escaping male control and gaining power as is Agave in Euripides' The Bacchae (405 BCE). The message is that power causes women to go insane and become absolutely evil. The Disney cartoon also provides its vision of the ideal female: a totally naïve, beautiful young woman who embodies the characteristics of the nineteenth-century vision of "true womanhood" (domesticity, submissiveness, purity, and piety), is so gullible that she takes a poisoned apple from a con woman after she has been strongly warned ("Now, don't forget, my dear. The old queen's a sly one--full of witchcraft. So beware of strangers."), and lies comatose until revived and carried off to live "happily ever after" by a heroic man. Grumpy gives voice to the Disney (and Trump-backer) view of women when he proclaims of Snow White: "She's a female! And all females is poison! They're full of wicked wiles!" Asked by a fellow dwarf what wicked wiles are, Grumpy answers, "I don't know, but I'm agin' 'em." It is obvious that if the Disney-intended message of Snow White is applied to the current election, Hillary Clinton is the powerful woman full of wicked wiles blending mummy dust, the black of night, an old hag's cackle, a scream of fright, a blast of wind and a thunderbolt into her witch's brew. Trump never misses an opportunity to say as much, and it is plain that most of his male followers fully believe it and view the Democratic nominee as a witch--though they prefer to alter the word's first letter. Trump as the Wicked Queen But Disney's misogynist preachment from eight decades ago actually carries a different--though unintended--message for us this year: It is Donald Trump who is the Wicked Queen. He's the one who found a recipe for a poisoned apple: "One taste of the poisoned apple, and the victim's eyes will close forever in the sleeping death." Then he presented it to the American people and it closed the eyes of those who bit into it. "This is no ordinary apple," Trump in effect says as he offers his promises to fix everything. "It's a magic wishing apple." "A wishing apple?" his credulous listeners eagerly respond. "Yes! One bite and all your dreams will come true!" the con man tells his marks: "I will give you everything. I will give you what you've been looking for for 50 years. I'm the only one." "The crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon--and I mean very soon--come to an end." I'll repeal Obamacare "and replace [it] with something terrific." "I know more about ISIS than the generals do. Believe me." "I have a foolproof way of winning the war with ISIS." "ISIS will be gone if I'm elected president. And they'll be gone quickly." "If you do this one simple thing, you can deliver justice for every single person who has been wronged by the system. . . . Millions of jobs are going to come pouring back into our country. . . . and I'm gonna bring back safe neighborhoods." "Really?" Wicked Queen Trump's dupes (most of whom have "skin white as snow") giggle excitedly. "Yes, girlie!--uh, I mean Americans. [sotto voce: You naïve fools! Suckers!] Now make a wish and take a bite, heh, heh." "Trust me!" "Believe me!" "It will be incredible--totally unbelievable!" It is entirely understandable that struggling working-class Americans who have been left out by an economy that has produced vast wealth for people like Donald Trump yearn for a savior who can perform magic that will instantly solve all their problems. But the Wicked Queen dressed in an unbuttoned suit jacket and oversized tie encouraging them to bite his magic wishing apple is the opposite of a savior. The bright shiny exterior of the apple covers what is beneath its skin, which has the same initials as "bright shiny." Those who bite that wishing apple are affirming that they have no more sense than the Disney version of Snow White. If, between now and Election Day, any sizable number of non-college-educated white men awaken from the sleeping death into which taking a bite from Trump's poisoned wishing apple put them and see that he has been playing them for fools on the level of Disney's Snow White, Hillary Clinton's victory will become a landslide of historic proportions. {Robert S. McElvaine teaches history at Millsaps College, is the author of The Great Depression, and has just completed a draft of his first novel, "What It Feels Like."} -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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13 октября, 15:17

TELUS (TU) IoT Plans & New Tie-Ups Bode Well, Risks Stay

American Tower is actively pursuing new deals and alliances and aims to consolidate its foothold in the Internet of Things (IoT) market.

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06 октября, 16:58

BCE Broadband & Wireline Prospects Bright, Competition Rife

BCE Inc.'s (BCE) rating upgrade came on the back of recent developments in the company???s advanced networks Fibe TV and Fibe Internet services along with strength in the hosting and cloud platform