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Aug 28, 2014

Rob Ford resurgent in Toronto mayor race; but new claims emerge

TORONTO (Reuters) – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has gained ground on challengers heading into an election this fall, according to a poll released on Thursday, but the boost was coupled with fresh claims about inappropriate behavior.

The city’s Catholic school authority released documents alleging that Ford had threatened a teacher, turned up late and inebriated to an important practice, swore at his players and made them roll in animal feces while working as a volunteer head football coach at Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School.

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Aug 18, 2014

BlackBerry creates new unit for potential high-growth assets

TORONTO, Aug 18 (Reuters) – BlackBerry Ltd said on
Monday it has created a new unit to house what many consider to
be among its most promising assets – cryptographic applications,
its QNX embedded software and Project Ion platform for
connecting devices.

The Canadian smartphone maker, which CEO John Chen is trying
to revamp, said Sandeep Chennakeshu will start immediately as
president of the BlackBerry Technology Solutions unit. The
division will also include a portfolio of 44,000 patents and the
Paratek antenna tech company purchased by BlackBerry in 2012.

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    • About Alastair

      "Canada tech, media and telecoms reporter based in Toronto, with emphasis on Research In Motion and including coverage of Rogers, Bell Canada, Telus, the new mobile entrants and the tech companies filling in the gaps. Previously spent two years in Cairo bureau chasing Orascom Telecom's Naguib Sawiris. Prior to that, spent a year learning the ropes in London."
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