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SHANGHAI (Reuters) -China's technology and chip sectors came under fresh selling pressure on Tuesday after state media attacked the country's largest social media and video game firm, Tencent Holdings Ltd, and regulators said they are launching an investigation into chip distributors in the auto industry. The broadside comes days after the securities regulator and state media sought to soothe investor fears over the pace and breadth of market reform.
WARNING: This story contains distressing details In 1923, a young boy named Edward wrote his parents about what it was like being a student at the St. Barnabas Indian Residential School in Onion Lake, Sask. "I am always hungry," he shared in a letter quoted many decades later in the 2015 findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). "We only get two slices of bread and one plate porridge. Seven children ran away because [they] are hungry." St. Barnabas burned to the ground
Most minor hockey players in Belle River are lacing up for the first time since the pandemic hit, but while the ice rinks are primed and ready, sports retailers are scrambling to get more hockey equipment on their shelves. The doors at Belle River Source For Sports opened in July after COVID-19 restrictions were eased. Young hockey players came in droves, according to the owner, desperate for new gear. "Our hockey has been very busy this last month. Everybody is checking their bags and finding t
The logo on the downtown Regina's community support team's dark grey uniforms illustrates what the program represents: a helping hand. The goal of the new outreach pilot program is to help those affected by mental health, addictions and homelessness while providing safety for all residents in the city's core. "I've always just been passionate about community and been passionate about helping others, being an advocate for those who can't," said Alyssa Marinos, the program's supervisor. Team membe
While many of this summer's festivals have been limited by the fact that Canada's borders are still not open to visiting performers, the 31st edition of First Peoples Festival has a distinctly international feel to its programming. With an emphasis on film projections, the festival is finding ways to highlight Indigenous stories from around the world. Festival director André Dudemaine told CBC's Daybreak that creating a festival lineup that provides a platform for artists from all over is an act
An ambitious project designed to bring high-speed internet to rural eastern Ontario has been scrapped after both the Ontario and federal governments refused to contribute. The Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) had called for a $400 million investment — to be split evenly between the two higher levels of government — for its Gig Project, which would have provided download speeds of one gigabit, or 1,000 Mbps (megabits per second), to 95 per cent of eastern Ontario. But late last week, as fi
A researcher at Sudbury’s Living with Lakes Centre is walking in director John Gunn’s footsteps in studying the recovery of acidified lakes damaged by the city’s smelter operations in the 1960s. Once the largest point source of sulphur dioxide emissions in the world, the Sudbury region’s infamous black barren landscape became a benchmark for environmental devastation. Thanks to a successful regreening program launched in 1978, the city was able to reduce its air pollution to less than five per c
OTTAWA — The federal Liberals remain ahead as a new poll suggests Canada's political parties are holding relatively steady in terms of voter support only weeks before a possible election call. Twenty-nine per cent of respondents in the survey by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies said they would vote for the Liberals if an election were held today, which was only one point more than two weeks ago. The Conservatives saw a similar bump to place second at 24 per cent, while the NDP was
When Meriyam Jahim walked into the DriveTest centre in Newmarket, Ont., on her birthday, she expected to walk out with her learner's permit like any other 16-year-old. "I was excited," she said. "I was even studying and revising in the car." Six weeks later, she still doesn't have it. When Jahim arrived at the testing centre and told staff she was missing her left arm below the elbow, she was told she needed special medical approval from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. So she filled out
BERLIN (Reuters) -Infineon Chief Executive Reinhard Ploss on Tuesday supported the idea of Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC) building a chip fabrication plant in Germany, expressing a clear preference for its technology over that of Intel. "It would be an interesting idea to have TSMC in Germany," Ploss told reporters, while declining to comment directly on reports the dominant contract chip manufacturer was in talks on building a plant there. Responding to the reports, TSMC said last month it was too early to say whether it would build a semiconductor plant in Germany and that talks were in their early stages.
BMW and Stellantis became the latest major carmakers to warn on Tuesday that the global semiconductor chip shortage that has bedeviled the industry this year will drag on throughout 2021 and beyond, hitting production and sales. Carmakers, forced by the COVID-19 pandemic to shut down plants last year, face stiff competition from the sprawling consumer electronics industry for chip deliveries, hit by a series of supply chain disruptions during the pandemic. Starved of chips, carmakers have focused production on higher-margin models, and have benefited from higher vehicle prices amid low inventories for consumers.
Tencent Holdings on Tuesday said it would introduce new measures to reduce minors' access to and time spent on its "Honor of Kings" game, a move it plans to eventually roll out to its full games line-up. Players under the age of 12 will be prohibited from spending money in the game, and time restrictions on minors will also be tightened from 1.5 hours to 1 hour on non-holidays, and from 3 hours to 2 hours on holidays, Tencent said in a statement posted on one of its official WeChat accounts. The announcement came shortly after Tencent and "Honor of Kings" were criticized in a Chinese state media article that described online gaming as "spiritual opium" and sent the company's shares tumbling.
As far as growing seasons go, the P.E.I. Potato Board says this summer is one of the best they've seen in years. It's largely the result of prime growing conditions — steady rain and favourable temperatures — and farmers are hoping this keeps up right through to the harvest. Greg Donald, general manager of the board, says potato farmers are happy, excited and optimistic as their fields flourish in these conditions. "Many of them are saying to this point it's probably some of the best growing con
Volunteer organisations are trying to tackle the ongoing littering problem by promoting regular cleaning drives, where people can pick up as much as one tonne of garbage in a day.View on euronews
From the skate park to the open water, here are five things to look out for at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, Aug. 5.
Maatalii Okalik misses her home in Nunavut, which she hasn't been able to visit since the start of the pandemic. But living and studying in Greenland has given her a different sense of home, immersed in a culture that is deeply familiar. "We love to laugh the same, we hunt the same food ... we're the same people. It's just been... I feel like, very home, here," she said, from Sisimiut, Greenland, where she has been working on her master's thesis. Okalik, who is originally from Pangnirtung, Nunav
Some Montréal-Nord residents are calling for the city to end its garbage collection pilot project on Jubinville Avenue where they say endless odours and pests are making life miserable on the street. It all started back in November as a municipal effort to better organize garbage collection. The borough, working with the city, installed large bins for people to dump their trash in. The aim is to pick up the trash in one fell swoop rather than stopping every few metres to load up the garbage truc
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of August 3. What we are watching in Canada ... The federal Liberals remain ahead as a new poll suggests Canada's political parties are holding relatively steady in terms of voter support only weeks before a possible election call. Twenty-nine per cent of respondents in the survey by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies said they would v
OTTAWA — Driving into York Region on Toronto's northern border, what first stands out to most people are the large houses and vast estates that Michael Braithwaite says leaves the impression that homelessness isn't an issue here. But it is — and Braithwaite says people in the sprawling region of nine municipalities are seeing the pressure points and trying to address them. "The region has a plan and they've got some good service providers like Blue Door and others in the community that are going
Canadian Ellie Black just missed the podium in the women's balance beam final with a fourth-place finish on Tuesday at the Tokyo Olympic Games. China's Guan Chenchen captured gold, scoring 14.6333 as the final competitor to take to the beam, while fellow Chinese gymnast Tang Xijing claimed silver with a score of 14.233. American superstar Simone Biles won bronze in her return to competition, posting a score of 14.000. Black, of Halifax, N.S., finished with a score 13.866. Her total was tied with