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Germany’s new facial recognition technology reminiscent of Cold War surveillance for some – World

Margaret Evans Commuters battling rush-hour crowds and a busy schedule might easily miss the notification signs as they run for their trains at Berlin’s Suedkreuz station — the ones above the station entrance and on the ground warning that you are about to enter a facial-recognition zone.   In other words: Smile, you’re on candid camera. The video cameras perched high in certain parts of the station are kitted out with biometric technology. For now, they are only trying to pick out the images of about 200 volunteers who’ve supplied passport photos toRead More

Cast of ‘Girl Meets World’ Takes Over Times Square | Good Morning America | ABC News – Sharing #ABC #NEWS #Video #feed

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Three injured as small plane goes down in Saint-Lazare, west of Montreal

SAINT-LAZARE, Que. – Three people have been injured in a small plane crash in a western suburb of Montreal. Emergency services received a call at about 4:20 p.m. about a small Cessna that landed in a tree on a private property in Saint-Lazare, Que. Police say one man was found outside the aircraft suffering from injuries that appeared to be minor. The other two men were removed from the plane and transported to hospital, where they were said to be in serious condition but conscious. Quebec provincial police are investigatingRead More

Community groups want CDN-NDG to get tough with slumlords

Community groups are calling on the borough of Cote-des-Neiges -NDG to get tough with slumlords. They say housing in the borough has to be safer and healthier, claiming poor housing conditions are causing many health problems, including in young children. According to the Montreal Public Health Department, 38 per cent of rental housing units in CDN- NDG with children six months old to 12 years old had excessive humidity or mould and that can lead to asthma. Cockroaches were found in 23 per cent of homes with children in CoteRead More

Hundreds of hockey players taking part in Hocktoberfest

This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of a popular girls hockey tournament in Windsor-Essex. Hocktoberfest kicked off Friday with 48 teams visiting from across Ontario as well as Michigan, Ohio and Illinois. The tournament has made the move to Lakeshore after being held in Windsor for the first nine years. Some games will also be played Tecumseh. Pool play in the Atom to Midget age groups will be held on Friday and Saturday, and the finals are set for Sunday. Continuing a tradition, Hocktoberfest is awarding two academic bursaries toRead More

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Well above seasonal temps in store for the weekend, before rain moves in. In your seven day forecast, Lyndsay Moggy has details. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Pollution causing more deaths worldwide than war or smoking: Lancet – World

The Associated Press At least 9 million premature deaths were caused by diseases from toxic emissions The Associated Press Posted: Oct 20, 2017 7:51 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 20, 2017 7:51 AM ET Increasing pollution worldwide is proving deadlier than war, natural disasters or smoking, according to a new report in the Lancet medical journal.  Based largely on 2015 data from the Global Burden of Disease, the report estimates at least nine million premature deaths — 16 per cent of all deaths worldwide — were caused by diseases from toxic exposure. That’s threeRead More

White House says rollback of Obamacare must be part of short-term fix

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior White House aide said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump would demand steps toward repealing Obamacare in any healthcare legislation, comments that cast doubt on the prospects for a short-term bill to shore up insurance markets. Marc Short, the White House’s top liaison to Congress, said on CNN that Obamacare’s mandates and taxes would have to be rolled back and consumers be allowed to more heavily invest in health-savings accounts for Trump to sign off on any congressional deal. “We’re willing to work onRead More

Sears Canada liquidation sales offer discounts up to 50 per cent

Everything must go is the mantra at Sears Canada locations across the country as the one-time mainstay of Canada’s retail landscape prepares to close its doors for good. Liquidation sales at the 64-year-old department store chain began on Thursday, following an ill-fated 18-month-long in-store revival effort that failed to gain traction with consumers. The final clearance sale will stretch through the busy holiday shopping season, finishing no later than Jan. 21 at 74 full department store locations, eight Sears Home Stores and 49 Sears Hometown stores. The struggling retailer wasRead More

Three charged after causing $500K in damage at N.S. construction site

CTV Atlantic Published Monday, October 16, 2017 10:29PM ADT Last Updated Monday, October 16, 2017 10:36PM ADT Three teenagers have been arrested and charged after $500,000 in damage was done to a construction site in Nova Scotia’s Colchester County. Colchester District RCMP say they responded to a mischief complaint around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at a gravel pit in Greenfield, N.S. Police say a rock crusher and front-end loader were destroyed, the windows of an excavator were broken and another loader had severe damage to the cab. A weigh-scale, scale house and portable toiletRead More