REPORT: Goldman Sachs to name David Solomon next CEO as early as Monday

Goldman Sachs set to formally announce that David Solomon will be the bank’s next CEO. Solomon has been apparently been heir to incumbent Lloyd Blankfein for several months. The announcement of Solomon’s appointment as CEO could be made as early as Monday, the New York Times reported. Goldman Sachs will formally name David Solomon as the bank’s next CEO this week, the New York Times reported over the weekend, finally confirming an appointment that has been expected for several months. Solomon, who is currently the bank’s president, will replace outgoing boss Lloyd Blankfein, who is expected to retire later in the year. Blankfein has been CEO for 12 years, although… Read More

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Prince Louis’ official christening photos have been released — and the young royals steal the show yet again

Four official photos from the christening of Prince Louis have been released. They show the royal family in the Morning Room at Clarence House. While photographer Matt Holyoak said everyone was “in good spirits,” it’s the younger royals who steal the show. The official photos from Prince Louis’ christening have been released — and they’re just as cute as you’d imagine. Kensington Palace tweeted the four photos on Sunday, taken by photographer Matt Holyoak in the Morning Room at Clarence House just after the christening took place on Monday, July 9 in The Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace. One photo, above, shows the wider royal family, including the Duke… Read More

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Trump made one of the biggest royal faux pas when visiting the Queen — and people are outraged

US President Donald Trump met the Queen last Friday. During the visit, Trump appeared to breach royal protocol by walking ahead of the Queen and awkwardly stopping in front of her. The president was warned against making this particular faux pas last week by former royal butler Grant Harrold. People on social media were outraged by Trump’s lack of awareness. You can’t say he wasn’t warned. Last week, former royal butler Grant Harrold spoke to ITV News about all the ways Trump could offend the Queen on his controversial visit to the UK. One piece of advice was to always let the Queen take the lead when walking around —… Read More

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Trump blames everyone except Putin for bad US-Russian ties before Helsinki summit — and it’s a huge mistake

President Donald Trump blamed stupid policy from the Obama administration for souring US-Russian relations. Trump also preemptively blasted the media as “the enemy of the people” for what he expects will be negative coverage of the summit. Trump, like Obama before him, is making a huge mistake by asking how the US can improve ties with Russia, rather than asking Russia to improve its behavior. President Donald Trump blamed stupid US policy from former President Barack Obama for souring US-Russian relations just hours before meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland — and in doing so he might already be giving Putin a pass. “Our relationship with Russia… Read More

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Your letters for Monday, July 16

Growth has left little space for animals Re: “Coyotes becoming a serious menace,” Letter, July 13. This is in response to Vic Fitzpatrick’s letter. Where would you like the animals to go? We have moose, deer, hares, bobcats, cougars, fox and skunks, etc., roaming our city. And why? Could it be urban sprawl that has displaced them? We have taken their habitat, not the other way around. A nuisance? Or are they homeless, bewildered and hungry. They don’t wake up thinking, “I think I will kill a dog or a small child today.” Wake up, Vic, we have caused this and now we are destroying Weaselhead and wetlands for the… Read More

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Nelson: Taxpayers will be taken for a ride on bus line

Since when did it become a basic human right to catch the bus? Maybe it was tucked away in an addendum to the Magna Carta or a lesser-known amendment to the Declaration of Independence, but, regardless, it somehow managed to slip by unnoticed. Well, enlightenment eventually comes to us all. Our very own premier, fresh from becoming an inter-provincial pipeline magnate, now has her beady sights — and your tax dollars — firmly fixed on the long-distance bus ride business. It was indeed sad news to hear that the iconic Greyhound service would be cancelling all but one of its routes across Western Canada. Ridership is down in the small… Read More

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