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Trump personally pushed U.S. Postal Service head to double rates on Amazon, other firms

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump has personally pushed U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the rate the Postal Service charges Amazon.com and other firms to ship packages, according to three people familiar with their conversations, a dramatic move that probably would cost these companies billions of dollars. Brennan has so far resisted Trump’s demand, explaining in multiple conversations …

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Why Stephen Poloz isn’t ready just yet to pivot on interest rates

Normally, we’d preview the Bank of Canada’s next policy decision closer to the actual date. But all the relevant data has been published, so why wait? Unless the central bank scraps its story, it will leave the benchmark rate at 1.25 per cent on May 30. Canada’s dollar dropped half a cent against its U.S. counterpart on Friday, probably because …

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How to Ensure You’ve Chosen the Right Equipment Rental Company

When it comes to construction projects, it’s understandable to become a little overwhelmed. After all, there are so many different things going on in construction of any kind that you want to just get through everything as quickly and as efficiently as possible. However, don’t make the mistake of quickly choosing just any plant hire or equipment rental company because …

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3 ways Artificial Intelligence will change the world

When it comes to A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) the implications of recent advances in Artificial Intelligence have spurred heated debate globally and for very good reason. When you begin to look at the factual implications of A.I. the rubber meets the road at the end of the day. As you begin to do the digging on this topic the warts and …

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CamSoda creates crypto currency controlled phone sex service

Porn company, CamSoda, has created a phone sex service that’s controlled by major crypto currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin. The service, Bitcast, tracks the real-time USD value of cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, via a chart and then syncs it with a string of internet-connected Lovense sex toys. The vibration on the sex toy is controlled by the …

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Matthews ready to return to Maple Leafs lineup after missing a month

NASHVILLE — The hurtin’ tune that Auston Matthews has been singing for the past four weeks finally can be put in the remainder bin in Music City. The Maple Leafs’ top centre on Wednesday declared himself set to return to the lineup after recovering from a right shoulder injury. Wonderful timing, of course, considering the Leafs will take on the …

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Raptors drop old-fashioned shootout to LeBron, Cavaliers

CLEVELAND — Perhaps the Cavs and Raptors will meet yet again in the playoffs when the stakes will be higher than Wednesday’s meeting at the Q. Perhaps the Raptors will find some way to slow down LeBron James and perhaps the entertainment value will be as good, perhaps even better. What’s obvious is the Raptors have plenty of work to …

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Oilsands alliance aiming to cut down on reliance for steam, a major greenhouse emissions source

CALGARY—An oilsands research alliance says it is entering its sixth year focused on finding new ways to reduce the sector’s need for steam, the generation of which leads to almost 80 per cent of its greenhouse gas emissions. Dan Wicklum, CEO of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance or COSIA, says generating steam to separate heavy sticky bitumen from the northern …

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Why breaking up with Facebook can be hard to do

NEW YORK—Facebook’s latest privacy scandal, involving Trump campaign consultants who allegedly stole data on tens of millions of users in order to influence elections, has some people reconsidering their relationship status with the social network. There’s just one problem: There isn’t much of anywhere else to go. Facebook has weathered many such blow-ups before and is used to apologizing and …

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