Yesterday my mother was talking to her sister (my aunt) over in Germany and apparently people over there are more upset about the Istanbul bombings by ISIS than the media here in North America are reporting! (There is even talk of getting rid of Angela Merkel, and deporting any refugee who so much as looks at you the wrong way!)
Germany has sent a team of specialist investigators to Istanbul following Tuesday's blast in which 10 Germans were killed.
A spokesman for the Interior Ministry says the investigators flew to the Turkish metropolis Wednesday.
Johannes Dimroth said the specialists from Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office, which is comparable to the FBI, would support Turkish authorities investigating the attack.
Toronto-based Corus Entertainment is buying Calgary-based Shaw Media from Shaw Communications in a $2.65-billion deal, Corus said this morning.
Shaw Media includes the Global Television network and 19 specialty channels including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada and Showcase — formerly part of the Canwest business group before it was split up.
Corus already owns a number of other specialty TV channels as well as a network of radio stations and the Nelvana animation studio.
Both companies are controlled by the Shaw family through its voting shares. Calgary-based Shaw Communications will become a large shareholder in Corus as a result of the deal, owning 40 per cent of the company and pledging to not sell off any of its stake for the first 12 months.
Basically this is just a swap from one of their companies to the other!
This reminds me of a phone conversation I once heard ...., a well known stock broker said:
"Hello, Los Angeles, this is New York ...., SELL!"
"Hello, Chicago, this is New York ........, SELL!"
"Hello Toronto .........., BUY! Everyone in Los Angeles and Chicago is selling!!!!!!
El Niño has become a hot topic. Most people in the general public now know the term, and they have a vague idea that it is some kind of pattern in the Pacific Ocean that means the U.S. will have a warm winter…or snowy winter…or hot summer—or something. Almost every day, somewhere in the country, a meteorologist is blaming El Niño for unusual weather. The perceived wisdoms, and misunderstandings, are widespread. Atmospheric scientists are the first to acknowledge that only certain effects can be linked to a strong El Niño, and that they are unsure about others.
We got the Perspective Research Department on the case and found out that the warmer than usual temperatures across most of North America is not supported by the forecasts from the weather office!
It was autumn, and the Indians on the remote reservation
asked their new Chief if the winter was going to be cold
or mild. Since he was an Indian Chief in a modern
society, he had never been taught the old secrets.
When he looked at the sky, he couldn't tell what the weather
was going to be. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he
replied to his tribe that the winter was indeed going to
be cold and that the members of the village should collect
firewood to be prepared.
Also, being a practical leader, after several days he got
an idea. He went to the phone booth, called the National
Weather Service and asked, "Is the coming winter going to
"It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold
indeed," the meteorologist at the weather service
responded. So the Chief went back to his people and told
them to collect even more wood in order to be prepared.
A week later, he called the National Weather Service
again. "Is it going to be a very cold winter?"
"Yes," the man at National Weather Service again replied,
"it's definitely going to be a very cold winter." The
Chief again went back to his people and ordered them to
collect every scrap of wood they could find.
Two weeks later, he called the National Weather Service
again. "Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going
to be very cold?"
"Absolutely," the man replied. "It's going to be one of
the coldest winters ever."
"How can you be so sure?" the Chief asked.
The weatherman replied, "The Indians are collecting wood