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Canada's opera stars of tomorrow shine at 'Centre Stage' Special

Toronto - Young opera talent was celebrated recently in Toronto at the Canadian Opera Company's annual vocal competition. Hometown favorites made up two of the three final winners, but the evening, overall, was a great showcase for Canada's impressive opera talent.

Op-Ed: Conflicts of interest reveal why Internet must be a public good

The Daily Dot has revealed a troubling bit of information: Two prominent opponents of net neutrality, Bret Swanson and Tom Hazlett, who recently published op-eds in The Wall Street Journal and TIME, respectively, are maybe a bit too cozy with ISPs.

French naturists lose to Germans in nude swimming contest

Mulhouse - The French are well-known for their naturalist beaches, but the Germans are also fond of clothing-optional choices. Over the weekend, there was an international nude swimming competition held in Mulhouse, France and the German swimmers came out tops.

Chase Rice opening act announced through Hourly Gig competition

Country singer Scott DeCarlo was the winner of Snagajob's 2014 Hourly Gig competition. He and his band will be opening for country star Chase Rice in Denver on September 5.

How competition hurts us: An interview with Margaret Heffernan Special

What makes us competitive, either in business, education or dating, can be detrimental to our career success and overall well-being, argues author Margaret Heffernan in her new book A Bigger Prize. She spoke to us about competition's ugly side.

Tour de France launches with changes in scale

The Tour de France is growing and changing in many different ways. Bigger, faster and more connected are the new names of the game.

Competitions: What are some of the best prizes out there?

It is always a great feeling to win something. Whether its a win in the lottery, or a competition, or even some kind of award, there is that warm, fuzzy feeling of being rewarded with a prize.

U.S. says cybersecurity sharing not an antitrust issue

Washington - U.S. officials announced Thursday that companies sharing information about cybersecurity would not face prosecution on antitrust grounds.

Comcast, lawmakers debate mega-merger benefits

Washington - Comcast and skeptical lawmakers sparred Wednesday over the merits of a proposed mega-merger with Time Warner Cable which would boost the position of the largest US cable and broadband provider.

Comcast defends mega-merger amid stepped-up criticism

Washington - Comcast opens its campaign to get approval of its mega-merger with rival Time Warner Cable at a congressional hearing Wednesday, amid intense criticism from some activists.

Brazil investigates transport cartel allegations

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's anti-monopolies commission on Thursday said it had begun investigating allegations that transport providers, including several large international firms, had operated a price-rigging cartel for 15 years in major cities."Eighteen firms and 109 ...

New online platform wants to take on YouTube

Wonder PL, a new video platform for lifestyle content that launched on March 13, is taking direct aim at YouTube and Vimeo while hoping to capitalize on the soaring popularity of online video.

Schwarzenegger buys a tank, wants you to crush things with him

Arnold Schwarzenegger is holding a competition to find someone who will join him to ride in his M47 Patton tank, crush things, workout and smoke cigars together — all in the name of charity.

SoftBank chief woos US, with T-Mobile in view

Washington - SoftBank, eyeing a tie-up of its US wireless unit Sprint with T-Mobile, stepped up its campaign Tuesday, claiming it could boost competition for Americans as it did in Japan.Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive of the Japanese tech giant, touted...

SoftBank chief woos US, with T-Mobile in view

Washington - SoftBank, eyeing a tie-up of its US wireless unit Sprint with T-Mobile, stepped up its campaign Thursday, claiming it could boost competition for Americans as it did in Japan.Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive of the Japanese tech giant, toute...

Vivendi starts to review rival bids for SFR: sources

A committee of board directors at Vivendi <VIV.PA> met on Saturday to review rival offers for telecoms unit SFR and prepare a meeting of the supervisory council possibly at the end of the week, sources close to the matter said. ...

In appeal, Apple says judge 'wrong' in e-books case

New York - Apple has appealed the verdict in its e-books price-fixing case, saying a US federal judge was "wrong" in ruling that the tech giant stifled competition."Apple's entry as an e-book retailer marked the beginning, not the end, of competition," the compan...

Tadpole study finds cannibalism dangerous to health

It may be possible to equate the study of cannibalism in tadpoles to the effects of climate change and over-population, and that is just what researchers at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada have done.

Tire giant Bridgestone fined $425 mn for price fixing

Washington - The US Justice Department hit Japanese tire and rubber parts giant Bridgestone with a $425 million fine Thursday for conspiring to fix the prices of rubber parts used in US-made automobiles.

Slopestyle grabs its chance as Sochi games get underway

There were thrills, spills and plenty of nerves as slopestyle snowboarding opened competition at the Sochi Olympics on Thursday, and while much of the focus had been on athlete safety most

U.S. Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek will not compete at Sochi

American gold medal figure skater Evan Lysacek went on NBC's Today program Tuesday morning to announce he would not be competing in the Sochi Winter Olympics in February. This turn of events leaves the two male slots for the U.S. team wide open.

U.S. voting begins in Voice of McDonald's global singing contest Special

With its international voting completed, the U.S. is the final stop on the Voice of McDonald's voting trail. Who will make it to the finals in Orlando? It's up to the voters and the judges to decide.

University eyes up the gold at College Challenge Special

Dar Es Salaam - Strong competition means campus teams are fighting to protect the title. College Challenge 2013 is nearing the end — but victory for University of Dar es Salaam athletes is anything but guaranteed, says organizer Pauline Wanja.

How do independent electronics stores battle the big-box giants? Commissioned

Independent Canadian electronics retailers say that today’s key to survival is offering customers something different than what large chains are providing.

Op-Ed: A proposal to resolve Canada's wireless competition problem

We have a problem. Canadian consumers are fed up with high wireless prices; the government is listening and trying to introduce competition. Bell, Telus, and Rogers, are attempting to prevent Verizon from entering the market. Is there a win-win solution?

5 ways independent furniture retailers stay competitive Commissioned

Every major city has several big-box furniture stores, but if you search deeper you'll find a wide array of independent furniture retailers with their own stylish offerings. So how do these smaller outlets compete against the giants?

Spanish bar owner in trouble over 'naked waitress' raffle

Granada - The owner of a bar in Salobreña near Granada got into trouble with the police recently, after offering clients a chance to win a one-night stand with a nude waitress in a raffle, to promote an upcoming party.

World cocktail 'Oscar' goes to Spanish bar tender

David Ríos, who owns and runs a café with his brother in Barakaldo, in Spain's Basque Country, has become the first Spaniard to win the prestigious and coveted Diageo Reserve World Class competition.

Seeking the best beach in Spain for 2013

The Spanish television channel, Antena3.com, has launched a competition to find the very best beach in Spain and is inviting people to vote for their favorites this summer.

Cranford's Gators swim impressively to beat difficult Hurricanes Special

Cranford - Kicking off the summer swim season with a win for Cranford, the Cranford Gators hosted the Hillsborough Hurricanes for a historically competitive meeting.
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The final results
The final results
More than a hundred people are involved in the creation of Echo. The construction team of Team Ontar...
More than a hundred people are involved in the creation of Echo. The construction team of Team Ontario is currently working on Echo at Algonquin College, Perth Campus.
The judges take their seats just before the competition begins.
The judges take their seats just before the competition begins.
Danielle Kahle takes the ice for her freeskate
Danielle Kahle takes the ice for her freeskate
Skaters from this competition hope to eventually qualify for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. ...
Skaters from this competition hope to eventually qualify for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. This sign was displayed on the rink's barrier.
A journo-inspired Valentine s Day card
A journo-inspired Valentine's Day card
10,000 Words
The judges take their seats just before the competition begins.
The judges take their seats just before the competition begins.
Scientists at the Príncipe Felipe  Research Center in Valencia entered a lip sync competition to po...
Scientists at the Príncipe Felipe Research Center in Valencia entered a lip sync competition to possibly win 3000 euros.
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Keep your unwinding to keep you fit.
Keep your unwinding to keep you fit.
Keep your unwinding to keep you fit.
Keep your unwinding to keep you fit.
The winners of this year s Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio singing competition (L-R): Aaron S...
The winners of this year's Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio singing competition (L-R): Aaron Sheppard, Dimitri Katotakis, COC General Manager Alexander Neef, and Charles Sy.
Michael Cooper
A skater from the first group
A skater from the first group
Michael Feinstein Foundation s annual Great American Songbook competition.
Michael Feinstein Foundation's annual Great American Songbook competition.
Courtesy of the Michael Feinstein Foundation
Keep your unwinding to keep you fit.
Keep your unwinding to keep you fit.
The arena where the event was held.
The arena where the event was held.
Scientists at the Príncipe Felipe  Research Center in Valencia entered a lip sync competition to po...
Scientists at the Príncipe Felipe Research Center in Valencia entered a lip sync competition to possibly win 3000 euros.
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Fencing is rarely covered by the media
Fencing is rarely covered by the media
COC Music Director Johannes Debus applauds the Ensemble Studio Competition finalists and winners.
COC Music Director Johannes Debus applauds the Ensemble Studio Competition finalists and winners.
Michael Cooper
Keep your unwinding to keep you fit.
Keep your unwinding to keep you fit.
Wine Spectators  portrait of the Top Ten
Wine Spectators' portrait of the Top Ten