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Trudeau urges Canada Day celebrants to reclaim Maple Leaf as national symbol | CBC News

Thousands of celebrants who flocked to the national capital for Canada Day festivities heard an impassioned appeal for unity on Friday as the prime minister urged them to reclaim the Maple Leaf as a national symbol. The exhortation from Justin Trudeau and other dignitaries came on another potentially divisive day in Ottawa, as those intent […]

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Life Style

France’s Macron: Australia’s PM visit to Paris symbol of new relationship | Politics

French President Emmanuel Macron said his meeting this Friday in Paris with the new Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese reflected the will to rebuild the relationship between the two countries, which had been strained by a ditched submarine procurement contract. Last October, France accused its allies of stabbing it in the back when Australia opted […]

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Science

Putin plotting ‘rebrand’ of mysterious Z symbol as Russians REFUSE to display it

Russia has claimed the symbol stands for victory, however, it has been compared by many to a Nazi swastika and has even been banned from being displayed by some Baltic nations. Such is the popularity of the sign in Russia, merchandise has appeared across shops and stores across the country, with the sign also being used in […]

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Life Style

‘It’s a middle-class dream come true!’ How the utility room became the new status symbol

I am immune to utility room envy. The only one I know – my father’s – is impossible to lust after: a spidery, grave-cold windowless room, containing only a washing machine that boils clothes, a novelty pewter tankard full of fuses, and a pile of yellowing British Telecom envelopes. But arachnid-free, luxurious spaces for laundry […]

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Canada

Lethbridge man’s rainbow house has become a symbol of joy and LGBTQ solidarity  | CBC Radio

People keep showing up at Kim Siever’s house.  The Lethbridge, Alta., man painted his home in rainbow colours last month, hoping it would bring his neighbours joy and serve as a symbol of “solidarity and support for the queer community.” And so far, he says it’s doing just that. “Local people were saying that it really brightens up […]

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Business

Facebook’s transformation to Meta will be complete with new ticker symbol on June 9

The Meta Platforms Inc. pavilion on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Monday, May 23, 2022. Jason Alden | Bloomberg | Getty Images Meta is about to shed the last of its old corporate name. The Facebook-parent company announced Tuesday that it will change its stock ticker symbol […]

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Sports

Achilles Stakes: Roger Varian considering Haydock option for Dragon Symbol after Duke Of York disappointment

Roger Varian is looking to give Dragon Symbol a confidence boost following his below-par reappearance in the 1895 Duke Of York Stakes earlier this month. The Cable Bay colt won four in the row when trained by Archie Watson last season before going on to produce some fine efforts in defeat in a plethora of […]

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US

Proofs of attendance are Web3’s new status symbol

Gmoney carries a card with an NFC chip in it. Anyone he physically meets with can scan the card to collect his own personal POAP, somewhat like an on-chain autograph. In the future, he can offer special perks to those people. Already, people with his POAP enjoyed special access to the Adidas NFT. He also […]

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Sports

Patrick Vieira will ‘speak to’ Cheikhou Kouyate if he has backed Idrissa Gueye on rainbow symbol stance

Patrick Vieira says he will “speak to” Cheikhou Kouyate if he is satisfied that the midfielder’s message of support for Idrissa Gueye was because the PSG player refused to wear a rainbow symbol on Saturday. Gueye missed PSG’s win over Montpellier, citing “personal reasons”, but reports in France have since claimed he didn’t want to […]

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Weird

In my childhood, owning this was the highest possible status symbol

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