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Calgary 2026 Olympics bid survives on council motion

“But the bid corporation Calgary 2026 presented a revised financial plan, which the Canadian and Alberta governments agree to in principle, to council Wednesday” reports foxsports.com. CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary’s potential bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympics survived a city council vote Wednesday when a motion leading to the cancellation of an upcoming plebiscite failed to pass. Source: foxsports.com Share This:

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How Bad is Airline Service, Really? And Other Customer Service Complaints

“Youngme Moon and Mihir Desai welcome their colleague Ryan Buell to discuss whether airlines deserve their reputation for terrible customer service” reports hbr.org. They also share other customer service pet peeves, as well as their personal “Customer Experience Picks.” • Ryan Buell in HBR: The Parts of Customer Service That Should Never Be Automated You can email Youngme, Mihir, and Felix with your comments and ideas for future episodes at: [email protected] Presents is a network of podcasts curated by HBR editors, bringing you the best business ideas from the leading…

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Asia stocks kick off November with mixed trade

“Shares in Asia were mixed in the first hours of November trading after a roller coaster October rocked stocks in the region” writes Eustance Huang for cnbc.com. Japan’s Nikkei 225 slipped into negative territory in early trade, falling by 0.72 percent while the Topix shed 0.57 percent.Tech giants were in focus, with shares of conglomerate Softbank diving more than 6 percent and Panasonic plunging almost 10 percent.In Australia, the benchmark ASX 200 gained 0.28 percent in morning trade, with the materials sector advancing 1.86 percent. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Happy Birthday, Scott Clifton: 30 Photos from His Time on

“In addition to daytime dramas, Clifton guest starred on numerous primetime television dramas such as Judging Amy, Undressed, and Roswell” writes Paulette Cohn for parade.com. But B&B isn’t Clifton’s first role on daytime drama.An accomplished singer and songwriter, Clifton self-produced and self-released albums entitled Untitled, Unbeautiful, So Much for the Night Life and Girl Go Home. Source: parade.com Share This:

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Circle Joins Industry Body for Developing Global Crypto Standards

“The Code also underwent a 60-day consultation with contributions from over 200 firms from the global crypto industry and community” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. Crypto finance company Circle has joined the Global Digital Finance (GDF) industry body as a founding member to develop a global “Code of Conduct” for crypto, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Wednesday, Oct. 31.Circle has confirmed participation with the GDF on Twitter, stressing the company’s commitment to developing standards for the industry in order to promote the acceleration and adoption of…

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Blockchain Software Firm ConsenSys Acquires Asteroid Mining Company

“Blockchain software technology firm ConsenSys Inc. has acquired American asteroid mining company Planetary Resources, Inc. through an asset-purchase transaction, according to an announcement published Oct. 31” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. In July, ConsenSys signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China’s Xiongan New Area government to bring blockchain technology to the “smart city.” The company  will advise the Xiongan government on blockchain and software solutions in order to establish it as a “next generation smart city [and] leading blockchain innovation hub.”.  Source: cointelegraph.com Share This:

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A clean Brexit is the clearest way to honour the referendum result

“A survey has suggested that most Conservative members would support this, with subsequent negotiations to agree trade arrangements with other nations, including those in the EU. Meanwhile, our Prime Minister and her advisers pursue a deal of which we have little knowledge, other than that it is driven by Project Fear” writes Patrick Minford for telegraph.co.uk. Would it be presumptuous to ask Theresa May not only to tell the voters what kind of deal she is negotiating, but also to spell out why she believes it would be more advantageous…

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Birthright Citizenship to Be “Ended One Way or the Other,” Trump Says

“President Trump on Wednesday insisted that birthright citizenship “will be ended one way or the other,” opening the door for congressional action one day after House Speaker Paul Ryan said that doing so by executive action was unconstitutional” reports washingtonexaminer.com. “We didn’t like it when Obama tried changing immigration laws via executive action, and obviously as conservatives we believe in the Constitution,” Ryan said Tuesday. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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