Steep discounts on this ‘forgotten commodity’ is costing Canada $23 million a day

Steep discounts on this ‘forgotten commodity’ is costing Canada $23 million a day

CALGARY — Natural gas has become Alberta’s “forgotten commodity,” quietly suffering through the same steep price discounts that have plagued Alberta’s oil barrels but have not received the same government attention or assistance as their oil counterparts. “It’s absolutely a similar situation,” Advantage Oil and Gas Ltd. president and CEO Andy Mah said of the…

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Half the world will be online in 2019

Half the world will be online in 2019

“HALF OF WORLD’S Population Now Online”. The headline will write itself in 2019 when, based on estimates by the International Tele­communication Union (ITU), a un agency, more than 50% of humanity will have access to the internet. Although the ITU is generous in how it defines being online (it includes anyone who has used the…

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Amos Oz, a torn Israeli

Amos Oz, a torn Israeli

IN THE 1940s, when Amos Oz’s father had to choose a primary school for his son, there were two options within walking distance of their home in Jerusalem—a religious school or one belonging to a Socialist-Zionist workers’ union. Yehuda Klausner, a staunchly secular academic and right-wing nationalist, chose to send him to the religious school,…

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