The building is home to Futex, one of several so-called "trading farms" in the UK that give training, office space and equipment to people prepared to make short-term trades, mostly within a day, with their own money in the hope of being hired or sponsored for a cut of their profits. Navinder Singh Sarao - who has been accused by U.S. authorities of contributing to the May 2010 "flash crash" in Wall Street - worked there between early 2003 and early 2008, according to a statement by Futex on Friday.
NEW YORK/TOKYO (Reuters) - The Apple Watch launched quietly around the world on Friday without the usual frenzy or fanfare for an Apple Inc rollout, as a handful of boutiques in major cities like Tokyo and Paris sold the timepiece - but not for purchase at its own stores. Shops included The Corner in Berlin, Colette in Paris, Maxfield in Los Angeles and Dover Street Market in Tokyo and London. Apple courted the outlets to promote the watch as a fashion item rather than just another techie gizmo. The watch has been on display in Apple stores since April 10, when it became available for preorder.
The mayor of the community closest to a strong earthquake that struck British Columbia's north coast on Friday welcomes the tremor in hopes it will relieve building pressure. The 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit approximately 167 km southeast of the Village of Queen Charlotte in the Haida Gwaii region at about 7 a.m. The National Tsunami Warning Centre said a tsunami was not expected to result from the quake, which struck about 10 km under the surface. Queen Charlotte City Mayor Greg Martin woke up to the quake, which shook his bed and rattled his door, but said the trembling was minor.
The Speaker of Canada's Senate, Pierre Claude Nolin, died Thursday after a five-year battle with a rare form of cancer, leaving the much-maligned institution without a leader in the midst of its greatest crisis. Nolin, 64, who was appointed to the Senate by Brian Mulroney in 1993, died just after 7 p.m. Thursday, not long after the upper chamber issued a statement warning that his health had recently taken an abrupt turn. Nolin became Speaker just last November, the unanimous choice of Conservative, Liberal and independent senators who saw him as a smart, respected, open-minded man who could steer the upper chamber through the final dramatic chapters of the expenses scandal that has rocked the Senate to its foundations. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Nolin served in the Senate "with great devotion" for 21 years, noting his interest in causes like human rights, the Canadian military and the place of Quebecers in a united Canada.
Justice Marshall Rothstein is retiring from the Supreme Court of Canada effective Aug. 31, just months short of his mandatory retirement on his 75th birthday in December. Rothstein was appointed to the court by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in March 2006 after 13 years with the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin has formally notified Justice Minister Peter MacKay of the coming vacancy on the bench. "Justice Rothstein has served on the court with distinction, and made enormous contributions to the court and to Canada," she said in a statement.
Defence and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney told Armenian Canadians gathered Friday on Parliament Hill that the memory of their homeland's genocide will never be forgotten in this country. Kenney dramatically affirmed that controversial position â€” one vehemently opposed by Turkey, Canada's NATO ally â€” to hundreds of Armenian Canadians gathered on the east section of the Hill lawn. Kenney's remarks comprised an explicit expression of support for the Armenians on the eve of a weekend featuring separate First World War 100th anniversary commemorations in Armenia and Turkey. Also Friday, Immigration Minister Chris Alexander was in Armenia to lay a wreath at a commemoration of the 1915 massacre, in which 1.5 million Armenians were killed at the hands of Ottoman Turks.
The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, an event which remains a diplomatic sore point for both sides.
Witnesses at the trial of suspended senator Mike Duffy have spent days taking the court through the murky mish-mash of Senate expense rules, but the presiding judge suggested Friday it's still not clear to him.