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  • May 14, 2021

A Canadian fights for change in Ukraine. So far, he’s losing.

Right up until the day the neighboring oligarch cut off his ability to sell his product, Michael Yurkovich marveled at how easy it was to do business in the new Ukraine. Yurkovich is from Calgary. His family has been in oil for decades. But Yurkovich is looking for investment opportunities in various energy markets and…

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Review / Floor 13: Deep State

I wrote a long time ago about Floor 13, the classic 1991 British cover-up and crisis game, and I was delighted to learn that it recently received a contemporary re-release in the form of Floor 13: Deep State [Steam], with updated graphics, gameplay and stories. The task at hand is to maintain the British status…

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Wings over Scotland | Towards the future

The elections are over and the votes have been counted. It wasn’t for Alba this time, but the fight continues. While there is disappointment, there is also vindication. The votes for the SNP list were even higher than in 2016 and yet they produced even fewer MSP lists. There is an irony in the SNP…

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Wings over Scotland | Trans greens are green

Racist and misogynistic midget Patrick Harvie is furious this week, which is always nice. It seems he really doesn’t like it. Because the reason for his anger is that he feels the Scottish Greens were denied two additional seats in last week’s election due to confusion over a party called the Independent Green Voice. The…

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François Legault’s total dominance: 338 Canada

Philippe J. Fournier: In our latest projection, the CAQ party has more secure seats than the majority threshold. Meanwhile, the PQ continues to disintegrate. François Legault’s dominance in Quebec’s political landscape has not waned one iota since last winter, according to a new Léger poll published in Le Journal de Montreal last Friday. With just…

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338 Canada: What’s Left of the Orange Wave in Quebec? Little bit.

Philippe J. Fournier: Ten years ago, the NDP won a remarkable 59 seats in Quebec. In our last electoral projection, the party runs the risk of losing its only seat in the province. Had friends for a drink and pizza. We had all written our predictions on a board and had even made some friendly…

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Beautiful actions from coast to coast

By Emma Einhorn. Thursday, April 15, 2021 President Biden’s newly announced American Jobs Plan would make transformative investments in millions of jobs, trains and bridges, replacing lead pipes, expanding high-speed broadband, ensuring workers have the right to join a union, and strengthening the care economy. This plan is a critical piece of Biden’s agenda, so…

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Why We Bring Spring Break to Roblox Employees

“What is your spring recharge plan?” That’s the question that starts most of my meetings this week on Roblox, with team members excitedly discussing their plans for our version of Spring Break, which kicks off for all Roblox employees this week on Thursday, April 1. At Roblox, we’ve seen a wide range of work-from-home experiences…

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Eighth edition of the Bloxy Awards: complete list of winners

On March 27, nearly a million people from around the world came together to celebrate Roblox’s most incredible experiences and creators at our virtual awards ceremony – the 8th Annual Bloxy Awards. Long before the show’s premiere, a galaxy of players, creators, and developers converged on the high-tech spaceport at the center of Bloxys. Visitors…

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Transfer of presidential powers, explained | by Ingrid Liggayu | Voter

Hannah Lazarte for The Atlantic For the average American citizen, the time between Election Day and Inauguration Day feels like a lazy period after all the energy and efforts that went into getting out to vote. But there is a whole to-do list before the next president takes office. Let’s analyze all the steps involved…

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