At least not in the way we perceive them now, he suggests
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Saturday 11 September 2010
America's biggest convenience chain, 7-Eleven, is in talks to buy its smaller rival Casey's General Stores after tabling a bid of $2bn (£1.3bn) for the company.
Monday 06 September 2010
How the mighty have fallen. A year ago, Lloyd Blankfein, the chairman and chief executive of Goldman Sachs, came out top in Vanity Fair's annual rankings of the "100 most powerful people in the information age". The good news for Mr Blankfein is that 12 months on, despite the problems the investment bank has had this year, Vanity Fair has left him on the list. Less happily, he's gone from top to bottom, ranked 100 this time around.
Saturday 28 August 2010
Dana Petroleum announced a 274 per cent increase in half-year profits yesterday and urged investors to take no action on a £1.87bn hostile bid from the Korea National Oil Company (Knoc) until it had set out its defence on 8 September.
Wednesday 18 August 2010
BHP Billiton will not be allowed to "steal" Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, the Canadian company's chief executive warned yesterday, describing the mining giant's $38.5bn (£25bn) offer as "grossly inadequate".
Saturday 07 August 2010
Saturday 07 August 2010
Sunday 18 July 2010
You may be familiar with the Be Good Tanyas: charming, literary all-female Canadian retro-folkies.
Wednesday 07 July 2010
Canada's spy chief appeared yesterday to have saved his job even after stirring up a firestorm of protest for suggesting that Canadian politicians in at least two provinces and in several cities in British Columbia had fallen under the unfriendly influence of unnamed foreign governments.
Friday 04 June 2010
Now expanded from Luke Temple's one-man operation into a bona fide five-piece band following the success of last year's debut album, Here We Go Magic hint at their sizeable potential with Pigeons, though the thinness of some of the ideas suggests they might have rushed to record too soon.
Friday 14 May 2010
A dozen years after Fugitive Pieces, the Canadian mistress of poetic melancholia returns. The Winter Vault hardly develops like a conventional novel: each main character in a triple narrative slips into a mode of rapt soliloquy.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
Authorities in Canada today said they have found the bodies of all four members of a family who went missing after their house was swallowed by a gaping sinkhole.
Sunday 02 May 2010
If prizes were handed out for proficiency in the field of power pop, the New Pornographers would win every time.
Sunday 21 March 2010
The third disc in ClaudioAbbado's Pergolesi seriesopens with a forthrightcantus firmus from thesopranos of the SwissRadio Chorus. "Confitebortibi, Domine" sees theNeapolitan composer athis brightest, scatteringvoices like sunbeams overanimated, purposefulstrings. This is elegant,ordered music, even in itsviolent verses. Thelimpidity of the StabatMater is echoed in the AmajorSalve Regina, while"Chi non ode" nodstowards Vivaldi. Despitesome threadiness fromthe choir, OrchestraMozart plays sweetly
Sunday 21 March 2010
The naffly named Music Go Music are an LA trio comprising the faintly Blake's 7-sounding Gala, Kamer and Torg, and whose pre-hype is filled with talk of 1970s softrock and 1960s psychpop. In reality, MGM - ah,see what they did there? -turn their hands to everything from shrieking prog to pumping electroclash to incense-drenched folk. But the majority of Expressions sounds like the great lost Abba album, with bootyshaking radio-pop romps and melancholic disco odysseys". Where there's a will, there's Ulvaeus.
Saturday 06 March 2010
Canadians basked in glory hearing their national anthem played a record 14 times at gold medal ceremonies at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. But they raised an outcry when the Conservative government surprised everyone by announcing it was considering changing a lyric to "O Canada."
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
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George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
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