Pan Am Games Survival Guide for July 22nd

MARK HUMPHREY / AP Canada’s Mohammed Ahmed sticks out his tongue as he wins gold in the men’s 10,000 metre-final at the Pan Am Games Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know about the Pan Am Games on Wednesday, July 22. 1. Road closures There are no Pan Am-related road closures Wednesday, but you can take a look at a complete list of road restrictions and closures here. 2. How

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Aboriginal Artists Shut Out of Nathan Phillips Pan AM Games

Fort York pavilion failing to attract visitors despite proximity to Pan Am Park. Aboriginal artists hoping to sell their crafts to Pan Am Games visitors are upset they’ve been cut off from Nathan Phillips Square, while the Aboriginal Pavilion set up at Fort York is failing to draw crowds. The Aboriginal Pavilion — part public education centre, part shop for Ontario artisans that was set up by the Aboriginal Leadership

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Starbucks to launch mobile ordering as part of 30m technology drive

Starbucks is launching a coffee “click and collect” service, introducing powermats across all of its UK stores and promising the fastest wifi speeds on the high street to lure customers back after its tax controversies Starbucks is launching mobile pay and ordering for drinks across its UK city cafes Photo: AP Starbucks, the coffee giant, is investing £30m on a technological revamp of its UK business to lure British caffeine-lovers back

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Pan Am boom is a bust for many downtown Toronto businesses

The Pan Am games were supposed to be one of the busiest times of the year, not only for traffic, but also for businesses around the games hoping to get an influx of tourists and spectators. Instead, businesses in downtown Toronto say they have been struggling to even get the usual number of customers into their stores since the start of the games, despite sales data showing a small increase

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Pan Am Games: Medal standings

An updated look at the medal standings for the Top 10 countries at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, ranked by total gold medals. Pos. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total 1. United States 65 55 49 169 2. Canada 55 51 42 148 3. Brazil 30 29 43 102 4. Colombia 24 8 24 56 5. Cuba 23 18 28 69 6. Mexico 14 21 28 63 7. Argentina 10

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This is Microsoft’s Cortana app for Android

First introduced for Windows Phone, Cortana will be a key component of Windows 10 when it launches July 29th. Still, Cortana offers some unique abilities (the Notebook in particular) not available with Google and Apple’s virtual assistants, and her voice detection is some of the best around if you want a change of pace from the native offering on your OS. While the company is yet to officially release Cortana

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5 Reasons why Social Media is Crucial for Branding

Since its existence, the Internet has been a revolutionary boon to the world. Needless to say, it is now one of the most robust foundations for the economic growth and development of the world. It also offers a platform for entrepreneurs to earn more clients and boost their sales. One of the most popular facets of the Internet is social media. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest are some of the

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Wearable Technology Helps You Keep Aware of Your Fitness Goals

Heading to the gym, or for a workout at home, has always been a struggle for anyone trying to keep track of fitness progress being made. Until now. Keeping fit and knowing how well you are doing with your fitness goals are now directly connected to, and measurable through, your smartphone, tablet or PC untethered by wearable technology. Whether you are counting steps, burning calories or measuring heartbeats and sleep

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Canada Defends Pan AM Baseball Gold in Wild Finish Against Americans

Botched U.S. pickoff attempt and error allow winning runs after weird extra-inning format puts two runners on. By: Brendan Kennedy Sports reporter, Published on Sun Jul 19 2015 In what resembled a little league tournament game organizers were hoping to end quickly, Canada beat the United States in a wacky walk-off to repeat as Pan Am gold medallists in men’s baseball Sunday night. “The way it ended, I’m still kind

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Pan Am Games ticket sales hit one million

‘The numbers speak for themselves,’ top organizer says Organizers say the Pan Am Games, which honoured Canada’s Evan Dunfee and Inaki Gomez Sunday, have sold more than 300,000 tickets since the opening ceremonies on July 10. (Felipe Dana/Associated Press) Pan Am Games organizers say ticket sales have eclipsed one million. “The numbers speak for themselves,” said Toronto 2015 CEO Saad Rafi. “With one million tickets sold and millions of Canadians tuning

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