By Rosa Saba Star Calgary Thu., May 9, 2019 CALGARY—From Calgary’s historic “Fruit Loop” to landmark Canadian civil rights cases, a new exhibit showcases the struggles and triumphs of Alberta’s LGBTQ community. The exhibit, Outliers: Queer History in Calgary, takes its viewers on a journey through the persecution of the LGBTQ community in Calgary, milestones like the first Pride festival and the first gay bar, and into the present day. Created by Lougheed House and the Calgary Queer Arts Society, the exhibit includes historic artifacts, news articles and photographs to tell the stories of Calgary’s role in Canadian LGBTQ history, from the persecution of Calgary bus driver Everett Klippert to the traumas of conversion therapy and the HIV/AIDS crisis. Many of the items were used in the documentary Outliers, which was released last year. James Demers, the exhibit organizer and executive director of the Calgary Queer Arts … [Read more...] about Five things you might not know about Calgary’s LGBTQ history
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By Jack Ewing The New York Times Milan Schreuer Mon., May 6, 2019 On a breezy day in September, an ominous text message appeared on Fredrik Ekstrom’s phone: Go immediately to the war room. Ekstrom is chairman of Nasdaq Clearing, an outpost of the U.S. stock exchange company in Stockholm, which processes futures trading and acts, in part, as a shield against contagious losses in the global financial system. He headed toward an ordinary conference room outfitted with extra phones, video hookups, data terminals and policy manuals, designed to be a command center in case of a financial crisis. Until then, the war room had been used only for drills. Other senior executives were waiting when he arrived. They described an unfolding disaster. A trader named Einar Aas was having a spectacularly bad day. Ekstrom knew the name. Aas worked from his seaside home in a remote Norwegian fishing village, trading futures contracts tied to the price of Scandinavian … [Read more...] about How a lone Norwegian trader shook the world’s financial system
caption Thor, Star-Lord, and Gamora in “Avengers: Infinity War” source Marvel Studios Warning: This post contains major spoilers for “Avengers: Endgame.” “Endgame” has a significant impact on some Marvel movies and TV shows that are currently in the works. They include Black Widow’s solo movie and the Loki TV series coming to the Disney Plus streaming service. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Warning: This post contains major spoilers for “Avengers: Endgame.” “Avengers: Endgame” shatters whatever expectations audiences had about Marvel’s future movies and TV shows. While Marvel Studios won’t make any official announcements until after July’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is released, we know of at least six movies currently in the works, and there are eight release dates on Disney’s theatrical-release schedule for yet-to-be-titled Marvel … [Read more...] about How ‘Avengers: Endgame’ changes these 5 upcoming Marvel movies and TV shows
SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?
By Alex Ballingall Ottawa Bureau Mon., April 29, 2019 OTTAWA—The NDP is demanding the federal government cancel its $12-million award to help the Loblaw grocery empire upgrade its fridges, as the leftist party attempts to paint the Trudeau Liberals as a band of corporate sellouts. The call was included in the NDP’s opposition motion in the House of Commons Monday, which posits that “corporate executives and their lobbyists” have too much influence with the Liberals in power. The motion accuses the Trudeau government of “encouraging attempts” to undermine the rule of law on behalf of Montreal-based engineering giant SNC-Lavalin, failing to close tax loopholes, and continuing to provide billions of dollars in subsidies to oil and gas companies. NDP MP Daniel Blaikie said Canadians are “rightly angry” about the alleged sway of big business over Liberal decisions, which he called “the elephant in Ottawa.” … [Read more...] about The NDP says Ottawa needs to cancel its $12-million award to retrofit Loblaw fridges