By now, you have probably heard that France was left shattered last night by a set of violent attacks in the nation's capital city. News spread quickly around the globe, with a huge outpouring of support and solidarity displayed across virtually every form of social media. To a great extent, uniting us as a population against the horrors of terrorism.
Just ten months ago, #JeSuisCharlie became a worldwide social movement following the massacre of twelve people at the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, not onlyspeaking to a larger issue of freedom of speech and freedom of the press, but also consolidating our shared sense of fear and, of hope.
Moments such as these ultimately become unifiers, as made evident by the French colours and pictures of the Eiffel Tower no doubt dominating your newsfeeds today. And for that moment, albeit fleeting, we as a society are made dreadfully aware of the fragility of human life and, more importantly, the horrors mankind is capable of committing.
It is truly admirable when we as a species band together for something greater than ourselves, but lest we forget that these acts of consternation, of abhorrence, of distress, dismay and hatred are sadly anything but novel, and transpire at an alarming rate everyday, in all four corners of the planet. Not just in the comfort of our "First World". We as humans, hurt everywhere.
Now I'm not going to start listing off the many atrocities that impact countless communities, ecosystems, and lives found on our little hunk of the solar system, because quite frankly, there is not nearly enough page scroll on the internet to do so, but I will say this: The world is sick, and its disease is human. A bleak statement to say the least, but nevertheless, a truth remains.
At this time of mourning for many, not only in France today, but across all seven continents and throughout our shared history, and despite the overwhelming tendency and self-serving impulse to place blame, deny, and propagate a further sense of hate, we are still capable of something infinitely more powerful.
Even before we pray, and hope, and post the latest trending hashtag, what we need to remember above all else, is to #love. Love ourselves, love each other, and not in spite of our differences, but truly because of them. While humans can unquestionably be considered a disease in these trying times, we can also be the cure. It's time we start proving that.
tefficient noted that most mobile service providers are no longer trying to make money from SMS usage or voice talk minutes, but are now making revenue by offering data and plan allowances for a flat fee.
In Canada, in 2019, mobile services made over 13€ (roughly CAD$19) per gigabyte of data.
India, China, Finland and Poland were among the world's countries with the lowest revenue per gigabyte of mobile user data consumed, the report stated.
But Edmonton and Toronto might get World Cup games...
Soccer fans in Montreal will be sad to find out that Montreal won't host any 2026 FIFA World Cup games because the city has withdrawn its bid.
As confirmed by Canada Soccer and the City of Montreal on Tuesday morning, "following the withdrawal of a major financial partner" and a "lack of funding," according to a city press release, Montreal is backing out of the selection process and won't host any games.
The honours instead, will go to Toronto and Edmonton, according to Canada Soccer, who are maintaining their bids in the selection process to be host cities for the 2026 World Cup, which will be split between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
For its part, Montreal pointed to the Quebec government and claimed that "the withdrawal of support from the Quebec government prevents Montreal from continuing the selection stages as the host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup."
"We thank the City of Montréal for their participation in the bid process and look forward to continuing our collaboration with the respective municipal and provincial governments along with the Government of Canada in support of the selection of Edmonton, Alberta and Toronto, Ontario as host cities for the FIFA World Cup 2026," Canada Soccer wrote in a press release.
Teleport is a new video speed-dating platform where you get set up with five people that you share similarities with and get to go on five dates in 30 minutes.
Afterwards, you're able to continue messaging the people you met during the dates if you both chose the option to keep talking to one another.
It is designed for people of all sexual orientations.
To get paired up, you get yourself a "ticket" for different events that pique your interest, such as one called "Outdoor Adventure anyone?" then you will get to meet people who also signed up for the same event when it begins.
Teleport will officially launch in Montreal on June 17 at 8 p.m. and you'll be able to start signing up for events that evening, which will allow you to go on dates with people of similar interests.
"Starting June 17th, we will have weekly events on Thursdays, 8 pm where people are smartly paired," Teleport told MTL Blog.
Why do the creators think Teleport is necessary in today's world?
The creators of Teleport, Chad Goodman, Tyler Greenberg and Michael Ding have been working on the app for two years now. "We completely evolved the way you meet new people," the creators told MTL Blog.
"The future of social is live, in the moment, and as exciting as the real world. We believe that the best encounters are face-to-face. When you can see their smile, hear their voice, and feel their energy."
"Swiping right will never replace that magic. But, swiping and texting have replaced real connections. The very apps that seek to bring us together are what are making us feel so alone."
They concluded by saying, "Dating should be exciting, in the moment, and face-to-face, not a mindless game, swiping on fake profiles. Teleport is inspired by the real world, and we believe that it’s the first real dating app.”
How can I make a Teleport profile?
Once Teleport launches on June 17, you'll be able to go to either the website or the app, which you can find under "Teleport Dating: Video Events" on the Apple App Store, and start building your profile.
When creating your Teleport profile, you'll be asked different questions like your star sign, how often you exercise, "do you enjoy drinking?" and more to help the team at Teleport get to know you better.
You can also write a bio about yourself and add various photos.
Once your profile is all set up, you can take a look at the events happening for Montreal and see which ones you'd be interested in video chatting people at!